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Happy paddling to all of the rowers in this weekend’s Head of the Charles! Caption: George Kendall Warren American, Boat Houses on Charles River, 1861-1866, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

Early Civil War opening shots near Vicksburg, Mississippi on January 13th 1861 were fired at the steamboat, the A O Tyler which was thought to be carrying Union related supplies.

Once "freed", many of the slave families had no where to go. These are the houses built during the slave years before the Civil War

During the Civil War, the largest employer in Lenoir City, TN was a cotton mill, owned by Dr. Benjamin Ballard Lenoir (whose father founded the town). When the Union Army got to town, they burned the Lenoir’s general store because the family supported the Confederacy. But before they got to the cotton mill, Dr. Lenoir gave the secret Masonic handshake to several of the Union officers – so they didn’t burn it down.

Beaufort, South Carolina. This is known as The Rhett House. The Rhett Family was the richest family in the South. The Butler Family was the richest northern family. And that is where Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind got his name. And the succession papers that started the Civil War was signed in the basement of this house.

This picture was taken in 1863 near City Point, Virginia. The picture shows a wagon train of Civil War Ambulances. Battlefield medicine was still in its infancy at this time, and getting injured in combat usually meant dying of infection.

"Mississippi River Landing." Circa 1906, an exceptionally detailed view of the sternwheeler "Belle of Calhoun" and sidewheeler "Belle of the Bends" taking on cargo. Detroit Publishing Company 8x10 glass negative.

“Deadwood gained its notoriety in the late 19th century as a lawless gold mining town. In 1874, General Custer led an expedition to the Black Hills territory owned by the Lakota. During his search, he found gold. This started the rush and Deadwood was formed in 1876. Within 6 months Deadwood’s population reached around 4,800 people. “The town attained notoriety for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok.” - Wikipedia

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'Mississippi Hardware' Sign from Vicksburg MS

Mississippi Hardware Sign from Vicksburg MS

This is a stunning photograph from 1862. The image shows a Civil War Ambulance crew removing the wounded from a battlefiled. It shows a horse-drawn ambulance, and the Zouave uniforms of this unit.

The U.S.S. Cairo, Civil War Ironclad, Sunk on Dec 12, 1862, in 12 min. on the Yazoo River with 168 men on board (no casualties). Was brought up off the river bottom 102 yrs later in 1964 Vicksburg MS (National Park) Aug 1994

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The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975

The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975 / amaz­ing Viet­nam war photography.