Category: civilwar

🇺🇸 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]

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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

?? “General [Oliver] Howard exposed his person recklessly…

?? “General [Oliver] Howard exposed his person recklessly during the battle, and came sufficiently near to being a one-legged, as he is already a one-armed veteran. A ragged piece of shell contused his foot severely while he was riding coolly outside the skirmish line, and another piece slightly bruised his forehead.

The General’s remark that he has already made sufficient sacrifices to the rebels, and must, therefore, be entitled to immunity at their hands, would weight lightly with the bloody-minded traitors, if any opportunity against him should be presented, and will lack much of dispelling the anxiety of his friends!”

– Northern “Correspondence” Record
Dallas, Georgia
May 28, 1864

> Howard survived the painful wound and half-jokingly made the remark above

From: “The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents …, Volume 11”

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?? Federal troops holding a flag raising ceremony at Fort Sumter…

?? Federal troops holding a flag raising ceremony at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, April 14, 1865. (Library of Congress).

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?? Company B of the US Army’s 7th West Virginia Volunteer…

?? Company B of the US Army’s 7th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment. (The Bloody Seventh). #war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #military #battle #warrior #warriors #combat #campaign #battles #civilwar #uscivilwar #acw #usa #america #csa #usarmy #army #wv #westvirginia #army