Said to be an army hospital nurse, this post mortem (death portrait) photograph shows a young woman holding a book, possibly a small bible or testament. The revenue stamp on the back dates this image to 1864. Annapolis was the site of one of the largest Union Army Hospitals during the Civil War and at least 5 female nurses died of diseases caught while tending patients there. Three of them died in late 1863 and two died in early 1865. The 1864 stamp on this image places it between those two…
May 2nd, 1863 nearly 30,000 Confederates under "Stonewall" Jackson hurled themselves against the flanks of Hooker's Union army in Pennsylvania near Chancellorsville. As the Confederates line of battle pressed through the woods the wildlife fled before them and into the Union camps. See the rabbit in the foreground. Certificate of Authenticity comes with the print. Image Size 24.5 x 30 3/4" Condition mint. Limited edition of 750
June 10th Born Today 1833: Civil War spy for the Union Army, Pauline Cushman. She was awarded the rank of Brevet-Major by General Garfield and commended by President Abraham Lincoln for her service to the union cause, and became known as Miss Major Cushman.
Hazel Carter (d. 1918) cut her hair, dressed in an Army uniform, and boarded a troop train and eventually a ship to France as a man, to follow her husband into war. She was discovered, sent home, and died in the worldwide flu epidemic, while John Carter was still overseas. .
Uniform Coat worn by Captain Horace Hann Sams (Beaufort, SC) who served in the Confederate Army’s Subsistence Department. He died in Confederate States General Hospital no. 12 at Greensboro, NC on May 6, 1865. Charleston Museum.