Category: civilwar

🇺🇸 John Aaron Rawlins (February 13, 1831 – S…

🇺🇸 John Aaron Rawlins (February 13, 1831 – September 6, 1869) was a general officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War and a cabinet officer in the Grant administration. A longtime confidant of Ulysses S. Grant, Rawlins served on Grant’s staff throughout the war, rising to the rank of brevet major general, and was Grant’s chief defender against allegations of insobriety. He was appointed Secretary of War when Grant was elected President of the United States. [Caption from @wikipedia ] #history #usa #usarmy #army #civilwar

🇺🇸 Culpeper, Va. Generals of the Army of the…

🇺🇸 Culpeper, Va. Generals of the Army of the Potomac: Gouverneur K. Warren, William H. French, George G. Meade, Henry J. Hunt, Andrew A. Humphreys, George Sykes. August, 1863. [Library of Congress] #history #civilwar #usa #army #america

#OnThisDay 1862: American Civil War: US Genera…

#OnThisDay 1862: American Civil War: US General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee, from Confederate forces. The first major victory for the Union in the Civil War. #civilwar #history #usa

🇺🇸 First Lt. Alonzo Cushing (L) with fellow …

🇺🇸 First Lt. Alonzo Cushing (L) with fellow officers of the 4th Artillery in a picture taken sometime between 1860 and 1863. Cushing received the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2014 by President Barack Obama.

Cushing was killed on July 3, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg. Cushing defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett’s Charge, a major Confederate thrust that was repelled by Union forces. Though severely wounded, his actions helped made it possible for the Union Army to repel the assault. [U.S. National Archives/Mathew Brady] #war #history #civilwar #usa #america #westpoint #union #army #usarmy

My mother gave me this for xmas. She didn’t ev…

My mother gave me this for xmas. She didn’t even know I had been eyeballing this biography for weeks. She got it because Stonewall and her are from the same town, Clarksburg, West Virginia. (Virginia at the time of Stonewall’s birth obv). #war #history #usa #america #civilwar #stonewall #jackson #westvirginia #wv #almostheaven

US Army embalming surgeon working on a deceased soldiers body….

US Army embalming surgeon working on a deceased soldiers body. Date/location unknown. US Civil War. [Library of Congress / LC-DIG-cwpb-01887] #war #history #civilwar #usa #america #usarmy #army #surgeon #vintage

🇺🇸 Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. General Buford directs his command…

🇺🇸 Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. General Buford directs his command on McPherson’s Ridge. [Painting by Don Troiani] #war #history #civilwar #usa #america #usarmy #army #cavalry #gettysburg

🇺🇸 Federal soldiers manning a gun in a captured fort in Atlanta,…

🇺🇸 Federal soldiers manning a gun in a captured fort in Atlanta, Georgia.

[Library of Congress / LC-DIG-cwpb-03401]

#war #history #civilwar #usa #america #usarmy #army #atlanta #georgia #gun #guns #vintage

On this day in 1870, Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Virginia…

On this day in 1870, Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Virginia about 5 and ½ years after this photograph was taken by M.B. Brady cameramen on the back porch of Lee’s Richmond home (April 16, 1865). Lee posed with his son George Washington Custis Lee (left) and Walter Taylor.

Lee’s reported last words were, “Tell Hill he must come up!” “Strike the tent!” Yet, his daughter at the bedside recalled only “struggling” with “long, hard breathes,” and “in a moment he was dead.”

[Library of Congress DIG-ppmsca-31663] #war #history #virginia #relee #civilwar #usa #america #vintage

🇺🇸 General Orlando B. Willcox and staff, 3d Division, IX Corps,…

🇺🇸 General Orlando B. Willcox and staff, 3d Division, IX Corps, Army of the Potomac, US Army, Petersburg Virginia. Medal of Honor recipient for valor at the First Battle of Bull Run. #war #history #usa #america #civilwar #army #usarmy #medalofhonor #virginia #orlando #vintage