Michael Maloney. He emigrated from Ireland to Minnesota, where he was drafted into the Union Army in 1864. His regiment served mainly in Georgia. He survived the war and died at age 54 in 1884.

John Clem (in uniform) poses with his brother in 1867. John Clem, at twelve years old, was the youngest Sergeant in the US Army during the Civil War. Born in 1851, Clem eventually rose to Brigadier General. He died in 1931.

Clayton was a woman who fought on the Union side during the civil war disguised as a man.

A Black Confederate soldier during the Civil War

William Buel Franklin was a career United States Army officer and a Union Army general in the American Civil War. He rose to the rank of a corps commander in the Army of the Potomac, fighting in several notable early battles in the Eastern Theater. He was believed to be responsible for the cabal against Burnside, but refused to serve under Hooker and went to the West where he finished out the war. (West Point - Class of 1843.)

Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in 1843. In 1862, Hodgers disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment under the name Albert Cashier. The regiment was under Ulysses S. Grant and fought in over 40 battles. Cashier managed to remain undetected as the other soldiers thought she was just small & preferred to be alone. Cashier was captured in battle but managed to escape back to Union lines after overpowering a guard. She fought through the war.

Civil war battlefield in Louisiana in the early 1860s :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Atlanta 1864...during the Civil War

General Patton was one of the most feared generals during WW2. He goes down in history as one of the best military strategists of all time.

Lt. George A. Custer has photo taken with ex-classmate, friend and captured Confederate prisoner, Lt. J.B. Washington, aide to Gen. Johnston at Fair Oaks.

The Camera Of A Soldier That Died In A 1944 Battle Was Just Found. Wait Til You See What Was On It. | World War II Social Place

"Stonewall” Jackson as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, 1847.

Confederate Veteran ... a number of blacks served in the Confederate Army as soldiers. Historians and students of history agree that blacks served by the thousands in the Confederate Army, but they will dispute, however, that these blacks served as soldiers, and will dismiss their service as that of servants attached to the Army. Not so however.

Civil War: Striking portrait of Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart one of the Confederate's most celebrated officers.

Vietnam War

Civil War Photo CSA Confederate General John Bell Hood. A ferocious fighter....known, even in his day, for those sad looking eyes.

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.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Former Slaves: 1916

Albert Woolson, union drummer boy died in 1956 at 108 yrs. He was the last Civil War veteran.

Nov 4, 1965. Chaplain John McNamara administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle in South Vietnam. She became the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam and the first American female reporter to be killed in action. She was given a full marine burial. Photo by Henri Huet who was later killed in action in Vietnam.

1865 Civil War