From L-R General Lee's son, George Washington Custis-Lee, General Robert E. Lee, and Walter Taylor.  This photograph was taken just days after his surrender at Appomattox by the famous Matthew Brady behind General Lee's home in Richmond, VA.

From L-R General Lee's son, George Washington Custis-Lee, General Robert E. Lee, and Walter Taylor. This photograph was taken just days after his surrender at Appomattox by the famous Matthew Brady behind General Lee's home in Richmond, VA.

Two veterans of the battle of Gettysburg sitting together at the Gettysburg Celebration, Pennsylvania 1913.

Two veterans of the battle of Gettysburg sitting together at the Gettysburg Celebration, Pennsylvania 1913.

Civil War Brothers in Arms Two | PrintCollection Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms holding cigars in each others' mouths. Created between 1861 and 1865 as a ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 6.5 x 7.5 cm (case) Photograph shows uniform of soldier on right with blue chevrons of an Infantry Sergeant.

Civil War Brothers in Arms Two | PrintCollection Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms holding cigars in each others' mouths. Created between 1861 and 1865 as a ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 6.5 x 7.5 cm (case) Photograph shows uniform of soldier on right with blue chevrons of an Infantry Sergeant.

General Robert E Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, VA during surrender of the Confederate Army to General Ulysses Grant

General Robert E Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, VA during surrender of the Confederate Army to General Ulysses Grant

Robert Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, was waiting to board a crowded train when the train lurched forward and he fell between the platform and the body of the passenger car he was trying to board. But before harm came, he was seized by the collar and yanked to the platform. His rescuer was Edwin Booth the brother of the man that would soon kill President Lincoln.

Robert Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, was waiting to board a crowded train when the train lurched forward and he fell between the platform and the body of the passenger car he was trying to board. But before harm came, he was seized by the collar and yanked to the platform. His rescuer was Edwin Booth the brother of the man that would soon kill President Lincoln.

Out of the approx. 750,000 soldiers that fought for the South, these were the last three surviving Confederate Civil War veterans. Photo taken in 1951

Out of the approx. 750,000 soldiers that fought for the South, these were the last three surviving Confederate Civil War veterans. Photo taken in 1951

Civil War Veteran - 25th President, William McKinley (Jan. 29, 1843 - Sep. 14, 1901), was the third President to be assassinated while in office (after Lincoln and Garfield). He was the last Civil War veteran elected President. A champion of protectionism, he worked with every level of the economy -- capitalists, companies, labor -- and presided over a major industrial economic boom.

Civil War Veteran - 25th President, William McKinley (Jan. 29, 1843 - Sep. 14, 1901), was the third President to be assassinated while in office (after Lincoln and Garfield). He was the last Civil War veteran elected President. A champion of protectionism, he worked with every level of the economy -- capitalists, companies, labor -- and presided over a major industrial economic boom.

Richard Taylor - Lt.General 1/27/1826 – 4/12/1879 - brother-in-law of Jefferson Davis and son of Zachary Taylor.  Louisiana senator – first as a Whig, then a Know-Nothing, and then a Democrat. 1861, Taylor aided Braxton Bragg train soldiers at Pensacola. Colonel of 9th Louisiana Infantry at Manasses. 10/1861, appointed Brigadier General of the Eighth Brigade-Louisiana soldiers under Richard Ewell. One of the regiments was the famed “Wheat’s Tigers” – known for hard fighting and rough living.

Richard Taylor - Lt.General 1/27/1826 – 4/12/1879 - brother-in-law of Jefferson Davis and son of Zachary Taylor. Louisiana senator – first as a Whig, then a Know-Nothing, and then a Democrat. 1861, Taylor aided Braxton Bragg train soldiers at Pensacola. Colonel of 9th Louisiana Infantry at Manasses. 10/1861, appointed Brigadier General of the Eighth Brigade-Louisiana soldiers under Richard Ewell. One of the regiments was the famed “Wheat’s Tigers” – known for hard fighting and rough living.

French civilians placing flowers on a dead American soldier,after the Battle of Carentan, Normandy, June 1944

French civilians placing flowers on a dead American soldier,after the Battle of Carentan, Normandy, June 1944

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