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Fugitive African Americans Fording the Rappahannock - Rappahannock River, VA, August 1862

Fugitive African Americans Fording the Rappahannock - Rappahannock River, VA, August 1862 via Archives Archives

Union soldiers captured at Bull Run in the courtyard of Castle Pinckney, Charleston Harbor, with guards above, 1861. Click twice on the image for some facinating detail...

Union soldiers captured at Bull Run in the courtyard of Castle Pinckney, Charleston Harbor, with guards above,

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Photograph of the outer line of Confederate fortifications, in front of Petersburg, Va., captured by 18th Army Corps on June 15, 1864.

Photograph of the outer line of Confederate fortifications, in front of Petersburg, Va., captured by Army Corps on June

Mathew Brady photo of soldiers graves on the battlefield at Bull Run, Virginia.

Hastily buried soldiers were marked with headboards in the mud after the First Battle of Bull Run, Manassas. Many soldiers were never identified due to these frequent field burials, photo taken March,

The Civil War. That time period has fascinated me since I was a little girl. I'm not sure if it was Gone With the Wind that did it, or when we pulled up in front of that creepy old Civil War hospital in Knoxville, TN when we went to the 1982 World's Fair. But from then on it interested me.

Outer line of Confederate fortifications, in front of Petersburg, Va., captured by Army Corps, June 1864

Brandy Station is only about 40 miles from Washington. ...I would be extremely thankful to have the pads. [Wounded and sick soldiers] ...are sadly in need of them. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-soldiers-friend-civil-war-nurse-cornelia-hancock-georgiann-baldino/1028960727

A Soldier's Friend, Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock by Georgiann Baldino on iBooks

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