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Southern Lady, Union Spy Elizabeth Van Lew was a well-born resident of Richmond, VA who built & operated an extensive spy ring for the United States during the American Civil War. Under the nose of the Confederate government, she gathered intelligence, hampered the Southern war effort, & helped scores of Union soldiers escape from Richmond prisons. A Northern sympathizer in the Confederate capital, she led what one historian called "the most productive espionage operation of the Civil War."

Hollywood Cemetery - Richmond, Virginia

The first Civil War casualty to be buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn was a 12-year-old drummer for a New York regiment. Clarence McKenzie, a local boy fatally wounded in an accidental shooting in Maryland, was buried June 14, 1861, two months after the Union garrison at Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate forces.

This photograph was taken in 1865 in Richmond Virginia. It shows a group of recently freed slaves, who became free with the fall of Richmond. It was on this date, December 6, in the year 1865 that the 13th amendment was ratified, banning slavery in the United States

Unknown Confederate Soldier by civil war grave sites, via Flickr

swiftsnowmane: War Horse 01 by *MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite “Nothing burns like the cold.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee & Traveller. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee & Traveller Traveller was by far the most famous horse ridden during the Civil War. Gen. Lee's saddle & horse tack is on display at the Museum of the Confederacy Richmond VA.

Civil War Icon....Tredegar Iron Works, circa 1837, in Richmond VA, photo by Tom Whitmore

Powhatan Beaty (October 8, 1837 – December 6, 1916) was an African American soldier and actor. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army's 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment throughout the Richmond–Petersburg Campaign. He received America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for taking command of his company at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm after all officers had been killed and/or wounded.

World War 1 War Horse. This is the Great Grandfather of a friend of mine who served as a farrier during the war. You can see by this horse’s stance and head carriage that he was a carriage horse and not a riding horse. He looks like a Cleveland Bay! Wonder what happened to him 