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The Civil War - Union soldiers

Interesting fact: Lincoln was shot at, in 1863, Lincoln rode alone to the Soldiers’ Home. A shot rang out and a bareheaded Lincoln came back to the compound clinging to his steed. Lincoln explained that a gunshot had gone off at the foot of the hill, sending the horse galloping so fast it knocked his hat off. Two soldiers retrieved Lincoln’s hat, which had a bullet hole right through it. The president asked the guards to keep the incident under wraps: He didn’t want to worry his wife Mary

Harriet Jacobs: Escaped slave, author, abolitionist, Civil War relief worker, reformer. Friends later convinced her to write an account of her life as a slave. The book, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, was one of the first open discussions about the sexual harassment and abuse endured by slave women -- a topic that even made many abolitionists uncomfortable.

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Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Civil War Photos Turned into Glorious Color. Union officers of the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry reclining at Westover Landing in August of 1862

Pauline Cushman (Born Harriet Wood) (June 10, 1833 – December 2, 1897), was an American actress and a spy for the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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8 by 10 Civil War Photo 4 Union Soldiers Atop Lookout Mountain Tennessee

Confederate Soldier with carbine. Many soldiers wore their hats as tri-corns invoking the Revolutionary spirit of '76.

Union Private John Jefferson Williams was killed May 13th 1865; he is thought to be last soldier killed in the Civil War.

Sgt. William H. Carney won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Civil War on July 18, 1863 (the first Black soldier to receive the coveted award). Sargent Carney, a member of the 54th Massachusetts Colored infantry was wounded twice during the charge on Fort Wagner, S.C. while rescuing the Union Flag.