The Bullet That Killed Abraham Lincoln - OMG. (reverent pause). I read the personal account of one of the doctors present at the treatment of Lincoln's wounds. It was terrible. Back then, they didn't know that washing your hands was important. Urgh.
"Sallie rests at the foot of the 11th PA infantry monument in Gettysburg. Sallie was a brindle pit bull who fought the civil war with the men of her infantry and when many of them were killed and wounded, she was recovered from the scene protecting her dead and dying men."
Sumter Guards uniform coat, c. 1865 worn by D. Huger Bacot (Charleston, 1847-1920), who entered into Confederate service as a Citadel cadet. After the war, Bacot remained in the Sumter Guards, becoming its captain until April 1, 1876. The light blue facings indicate infantry.
SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1905 (22) "I doubt the photographer intended it, but his image of two children still 'behind bars' at the opened gate is filled with allegory about the true situation of the freed slaves." Photographed at the old Goose Creek Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.