Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Kady Brownell enlisted with her husband in the 1st Rhode Island Infantry Volunteers the day after Fort Sumter fell. She fought openly alongside her husband in several battles, including the first Battle of Bull Run. At the end of their 3-month enlistment, Kady and her husband re-enlisted in the 5th RI Infantry. Robert was wounded in the battle at New Bern, North Carolina, and the Brownells were transferred to New York while Robert recuperated. Both were discharged in the winter of 1863.

The prevalence of amputation during the Civil War created a need for prosthetic devices. In 1866 more than half of the entire budget for the state of Mississippi was expended on artificial arms and legs. Because demand often outstripped supply, some veterans designed their own mechanical limbs of metal and leather; one of the most famous was Union veteran Sam Decker, who could eat and write relatively easily with the prosthetic arms he and his wife created. Photographer unknown, circa 1866

Believed to be the only known photo of a North Carolina Civil War soldier in uniform with a dog. He is 3rd Lt. Jesse Furgurson, Co. C, 32nd Regiment, North Carolina Troops.

from Matador Network

13 experiences you can only have in North Carolina

A policeman patiently reasoning with a two-year-old boy trying to cross a street during a parade - 1958 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Confederate soldiers thought to be of the 20th Tennessee Infantry taken at Rock Island prison sometime during the winter of 1863-1864

*NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST~Major General fromTennessee.JULY13,1821–OCTOBER 29,1877.A most polarizing figure of the Civil War era,born:July13,1821inChapel Hill TN.Forrest moved to the MemphisDelta+ eventually became a successful businessman +millionaire,dealing in cotton,land+slaves. BATTLES:Fort Donelson,Parker'sCross Roads,Brice's CrossRoads,Tupelo,Spring Hill,Franklin.At the outbreak of theCivil War,Forrest volunteered as a private before deciding to raise+equip an entire unit at his own…