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    Wilmer McLean - he had a shell burst in his summer kitchen at the First Battle of Bull Run, after which he moved to the small town of Appomattox Court House, where he was sure the war wouldn't find him or his family again. It was in his living room on April 9, 1865 that Generals Lee and Grant signed the surrender ending the War.

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

    Civil war remnants

    General Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821 –1877) Striking photograph of the Confederate cavalry leader. Thank you for all the comments about the KKK, but that doesn't take away from his accomplishments as a leader in the Civil War.

    Civil War Photo 4 Union Soldiers Atop Lookout Mountain Tennessee

    General William Barksdale Battle of Chancellorsville A newspaper editor, lawyer, U.S. Congressman, and finally Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    Captain Samuel J. Richardson, commander of Company F, 2nd Texas Cavalry (2nd Mounted Rifles) wearing leopard skin pants during the American Civil War.

    Civil war casualty

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

    Minie Ball. Bullet invented by the frenchman Claude Minie and used widely during the American Civil War. It's slow speed and soft lead manufacture led to it shattering bone upon impact and causing infection.

    Captain Todd Carter ... killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tenn. He was killed on the family farm, within 100 yds of the house where he was born and where his family sought refuge in the basement. After the battle, with a lantern in hand, his father wandered over the battlefield all night looking for his son. After his body was found, Todd was taken to the house where his mother and sisters cleaned his body and prepared him for burial.

    Lincoln In State~Close up

    Antietam, Maryland. Federal buried, Confederate unburied, where they fell

    Execution of Lincoln's Conspirators

    Antietam, Maryland Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand in 1862.

    Patrick Floyd "Pat" Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 29, 1908) was an American Old West lawman, bartender, and customs agent who was best known for killing Billy the Kid.[2] He was also the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico

    Robert Gould Shaw (October 10, 1837–July 18, 1863) was an American officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As Colonel, he commanded the all-black 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, which entered the war in 1863. He was killed in the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, near Charleston, South Carolina.

    December 18, 1865: Slavery ends in U.S. as Sec of State Seward declares 13th Amendment in effect.

    Martin R. Delany (born May 6, 1812) was a co-founder of the North Star abolitionist newspaper along with Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison. He studied medicine under abolitionist doctors in Pittsburgh and was admitted to Harvard Medical School but students objected to having a Black classmate and he was forced to leave after three weeks. During the Civil War he was commissioned as a Major.

    Philip Sheridan (1831-1888) used brutal 'scorched earth' tactics on the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, but later became a strong supporter of Yellowstone National Park; he was made General of the Army shortly before his death

    General William Dorsey Pender Battle of Chancellorsville A rising star among the Confederate army, the loss of Pender at Gettysburg would later be mourned by Lee, by whom he was considered one of his "best men."

    Civil War Union Soldiers

    Sylvester Magee - reported to be the Last Union Veteran died on 21 October 1971 in Marion County, Mississippi at the age of 130 (born 29 May 1841). He was present at the fall of Vicksburg and pressed into service in the Union Army.