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Abraham Lincoln with (from left) Col. Alexander S. Webb, Chief of Staff, 5th Corps, Gen. George B. McClellan. Photographed by Alexander Gardner on Oct 3, 1862. #civilwar

Abraham Lincoln with (from left) Col. Alexander S. Webb, Chief of Staff, 5th Corps, Gen. George B. McClellan. Photographed by Alexander Gardner on Oct 3, 1862. #civilwar

Thomas "Tad" Lincoln was the fourth and youngest son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. The nickname "Tad" was given to him by his father who found Thomas "as wriggly as a tadpole" when he was a baby. Tad was known to be impulsive and unrestrained, and did not attend school. He had free run of the White House, and there are stories of him interrupting Presidential meetings, collecting animals, and charging visitors to see his father. Tad outlived his father, but died of heart failure at the age of…

Thomas "Tad" Lincoln was the fourth and youngest son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. The nickname "Tad" was given to him by his father who found Thomas "as wriggly as a tadpole" when he was a baby. Tad was known to be impulsive and unrestrained, and did not attend school. He had free run of the White House, and there are stories of him interrupting Presidential meetings, collecting animals, and charging visitors to see his father. Tad outlived his father, but died of heart failure at the age of…

Rebel prisoners from Gettysburg. Why do two of the soldiers have coats draped over their shoulder in the middle of July? Why are their haversacks bulging with items? Doesn't it seem odd all three are wearing knapsacks? Especially in July? All of their haversacks and canteen straps appear pretty new. And what is the pieces of rawhide wrapped around the middle soldiers little finger for?

Rebel prisoners from Gettysburg. Why do two of the soldiers have coats draped over their shoulder in the middle of July? Why are their haversacks bulging with items? Doesn't it seem odd all three are wearing knapsacks? Especially in July? All of their haversacks and canteen straps appear pretty new. And what is the pieces of rawhide wrapped around the middle soldiers little finger for?

The 79th New York -Lincoln’s Highlanders  Left to Right: Robert Gair, Lawrence Beattie, George Arnott.

The 79th New York -Lincoln’s Highlanders Left to Right: Robert Gair, Lawrence Beattie, George Arnott.

Women of the Civil War In remembrance of the Union and Confederate soldiers who served in the American Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs to the Library of Congress.

Women of the Civil War In remembrance of the Union and Confederate soldiers who served in the American Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs to the Library of Congress.

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.

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.

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