Category: civilwar

The execution of Henry Wirz, commandant of the…

The execution of Henry Wirz, commandant of the (Confederate) Andersonville Prison, near the US Capitol moments after the trap door was sprung. Washington, D.C. Soldier springing the trap; men in trees and Capitol dome beyond. Photographed by Alexander A. Gardner on November 10, 1865. [Library of Congress] #civilwar #usa #washingtondc #history #americanhistory

🇺🇸 Union POW’s photographed by Andrew Jackso…

🇺🇸 Union POW’s photographed by Andrew Jackson Riddle on August 16, 1864 at the Confederate prison named ‘Camp Sumter’ near Andersonville, Georgia. More prisoners died during that terrible August of 1864 when the prisons ranks swelled to over 33,000 men. Very few rations and a low supply of fresh water combined with rampant disease led to that August being the deadliest month in the prisons history. In total over the camps life nearly 13,000 Union men would perish there. [Library of Congress] #history #usa #america #civilwar

Confederate veterans gathered at the 50th anni…

Confederate veterans gathered at the 50th anniversary reunion at Gettysburg, July, 1913. #history #civilwar #usa #america #confederate #csa #gettysburg

🇺🇸 A sign marking the approximate location w…

🇺🇸 A sign marking the approximate location where Maj. Gen. Reynolds, commanding I Corps, Army of the Potomac, was shot and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter on July 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. [Library of Congress] #usa #usarmy #army#civilwar #history

🇺🇸 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