This image of Lewis Martin was taken by Dr. Reed Bontecu, a surgeon in Washington, D.C., who took more than 1,000 photographs of Civil War soldiers he had treated.. It was only recently discovered that Martin is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. by florence
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florence This image of Lewis Martin was taken by Dr. Reed Bontecu, a surgeon in Washington, D.C., who took more than 1,000 photographs of Civil War soldiers he had treated.. It was only recently discovered that Martin is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
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Abraham Lincoln's Tomb, interior: Oak Ridge Cemetery: Springfield, Illinois by bernice
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bernice Abraham Lincoln's Tomb, interior: Oak Ridge Cemetery: Springfield, Illinois
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TWILIGHT: Born in 1843 in Texas, JASPER Whitlock joined the Confederate forces in the Civil War. This photo from 1862 was taken shortly after he enlisted. Jasper rose to the rank of Major in the war. He was changed to a vampire in 1863 and after meeting the Cullen family in 1950 he took the name Hale. by terry
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terry TWILIGHT: Born in 1843 in Texas, JASPER Whitlock joined the Confederate forces in the Civil War. This photo from 1862 was taken shortly after he enlisted. Jasper rose to the rank of Major in the war. He was changed to a vampire in 1863 and after meeting the Cullen family in 1950 he took the name Hale.
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Medgar Wiley Evers was an African American civil rights activist involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP. Evers was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizens' Council. Evers was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. by delores
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delores Medgar Wiley Evers was an African American civil rights activist involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP. Evers was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizens' Council. Evers was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Gettysburg national cemetery, Graves of Ohio civil war soldiers. 150th anniversary. by emilia
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emilia Gettysburg national cemetery, Graves of Ohio civil war soldiers. 150th anniversary.
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Uniforms of the Conflict - Union and Confederate Soldiers, 1891, by U. S. War Dept., Washington, D.C. by shauna
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shauna Uniforms of the Conflict - Union and Confederate Soldiers, 1891, by U. S. War Dept., Washington, D.C.
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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War. by fashion online
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fashion online Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.
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#Civil #War: Union soldiers #History by erna
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erna #Civil #War: Union soldiers #History
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Civil War Veteran - Pvt. Benjamin Franklin (c 1832 - Oct. 23, 1899), Co. H, 2nd Reg., MN Cavalry. During winter of 1865, 4 men were sent to Fort Ridgley, they were caught in a blizzard, all froze to death except Ben. After 8 days, he was found by a band of Indians who took him to the Fort, the Surgeon refused to do anything for him saying he would die but he didn't. He lost his limbs and part of his nose. He was the only Soldier of the Civil War to be Mustered out without arms or legs. by luigia forgione
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luigia forgione Civil War Veteran - Pvt. Benjamin Franklin (c 1832 - Oct. 23, 1899), Co. H, 2nd Reg., MN Cavalry. During winter of 1865, 4 men were sent to Fort Ridgley, they were caught in a blizzard, all froze to death except Ben. After 8 days, he was found by a band of Indians who took him to the Fort, the Surgeon refused to do anything for him saying he would die but he didn't. He lost his limbs and part of his nose. He was the only Soldier of the Civil War to be Mustered out without arms or legs.
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Pushmataha, the "Indian General" c. 1760s–1824. Considered the "greatest of all Choctaw chiefs". He was highly regarded for his skill and cunning in war and diplomacy. Rejecting offers of alliance proffered by Tecumseh, Pushmataha led the Choctaw to fight on the side of the USA in the War of 1812. In 1824, he traveled to Washington to petition against further cessions of Choctaw land. He died at the capital, buried with full military honors in the Congressional Cemetery. by brianna
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brianna Pushmataha, the "Indian General" c. 1760s–1824. Considered the "greatest of all Choctaw chiefs". He was highly regarded for his skill and cunning in war and diplomacy. Rejecting offers of alliance proffered by Tecumseh, Pushmataha led the Choctaw to fight on the side of the USA in the War of 1812. In 1824, he traveled to Washington to petition against further cessions of Choctaw land. He died at the capital, buried with full military honors in the Congressional Cemetery.
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2 Confederate Soldiers Civil War by shauna
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shauna 2 Confederate Soldiers Civil War
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Civil War Soldiers Quilt pattern by erna
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erna Civil War Soldiers Quilt pattern
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CIVIL-WAR-CDV-4-SOLDIERS-OFFICERS-FROM-PENNSYLVANIA-BY-HOLYLAND-WASHINGTON-DC by wteresa
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wteresa CIVIL-WAR-CDV-4-SOLDIERS-OFFICERS-FROM-PENNSYLVANIA-BY-HOLYLAND-WASHINGTON-DC
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Remains of an Anglo Saxon warrior, buried with his spear and a bronze-bound drinking cup; discovered by modern soldiers on a rehabilitation programme. Mike Kelly found a skeleton with its head covered by a shield. He believes the position was a sign of respect. "I have been to war myself and I can imagine what the soldier would have felt as he went into battle. Knowing that as a modern-day warrior I have unearthed the remains of another fills me by caroline
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caroline Remains of an Anglo Saxon warrior, buried with his spear and a bronze-bound drinking cup; discovered by modern soldiers on a rehabilitation programme. Mike Kelly found a skeleton with its head covered by a shield. He believes the position was a sign of respect. "I have been to war myself and I can imagine what the soldier would have felt as he went into battle. Knowing that as a modern-day warrior I have unearthed the remains of another fills me
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The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty." by elisabeth
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elisabeth The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."
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This picture was taken in a Civil War Camp near Washington DC in 1862. Interesting thing is that it shows a soldier with his wife and children. It is hard to say if the woman had just come to visit her husband, or if she was living there in the camp. Either way, it makes an interesting picture. by edna
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edna This picture was taken in a Civil War Camp near Washington DC in 1862. Interesting thing is that it shows a soldier with his wife and children. It is hard to say if the woman had just come to visit her husband, or if she was living there in the camp. Either way, it makes an interesting picture.
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Gred Gadson, a lieutenant colonel w/ the Second Battalion & 32nd Field Artillery, was returning from a memorial service for 2 soldiers when his vehicle passed a roadside bomb on 5/7/07. Gadson remembers the detonation sending his body tumbling through rubble, then medics placing him on a stretcher in a helicopter, his severed feet sitting in his lap. He awakened days later at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., his legs amputated above the knees. by Beth Walker 5NmQe
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Beth Walker 5NmQe Gred Gadson, a lieutenant colonel w/ the Second Battalion & 32nd Field Artillery, was returning from a memorial service for 2 soldiers when his vehicle passed a roadside bomb on 5/7/07. Gadson remembers the detonation sending his body tumbling through rubble, then medics placing him on a stretcher in a helicopter, his severed feet sitting in his lap. He awakened days later at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., his legs amputated above the knees.
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Soldiers Marching into Battle. Civil War. by corrine
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corrine Soldiers Marching into Battle. Civil War.
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Monument to fallen Civil War soldiers, Arkansas. by erna
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erna Monument to fallen Civil War soldiers, Arkansas.
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Civil war soldiers, mixed race group by erna
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erna Civil war soldiers, mixed race group
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I had him and he was taken too soon by shari
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shari I had him and he was taken too soon
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1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Three Confederate prisoners. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1863 July. SUMMARY Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863. NOTES Reference: Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0207 by Eva0707
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Eva0707 1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Three Confederate prisoners. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1863 July. SUMMARY Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863. NOTES Reference: Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0207
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Nuclear blast and wind destroyed buildings within its 1.5-mile radius. Yoshito Matsushige was barely out of this radius at a little over 1.6-miles from the ground zero. Heading out to the citycentre, Matsushige took the only photographs taken of Hiroshima on that calamitous day. Matsushige himself was not seriously injured by the blast, but the scenes of carnage and dying people prevented him from taking further pictures. (He had 24 possible by celina.neo
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celina.neo Nuclear blast and wind destroyed buildings within its 1.5-mile radius. Yoshito Matsushige was barely out of this radius at a little over 1.6-miles from the ground zero. Heading out to the citycentre, Matsushige took the only photographs taken of Hiroshima on that calamitous day. Matsushige himself was not seriously injured by the blast, but the scenes of carnage and dying people prevented him from taking further pictures. (He had 24 possible
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William Polk Hardeman (November 4, 1816 – April 8, 1898) was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War. He had fought in the Texas War of Independence in 1836. He was a member of the Texas Rangers & fought in the Mexican-American War in 1846-1847. During the Civil War, he participated in Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley's New Mexico Campaign & in the Red River Campaign. Hardeman was born in Williamson County, Tennessee by mona
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mona William Polk Hardeman (November 4, 1816 – April 8, 1898) was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War. He had fought in the Texas War of Independence in 1836. He was a member of the Texas Rangers & fought in the Mexican-American War in 1846-1847. During the Civil War, he participated in Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley's New Mexico Campaign & in the Red River Campaign. Hardeman was born in Williamson County, Tennessee
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daddy; korean war memorial, washington, d.c. by elisabeth
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elisabeth daddy; korean war memorial, washington, d.c.
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Dr. H.W. Evans, Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, leading his Knights of the Klan in the parade held in Washington, D.C. It was taken in 1926..... I hate the smug grin on his face!! by alejandra
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alejandra Dr. H.W. Evans, Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, leading his Knights of the Klan in the parade held in Washington, D.C. It was taken in 1926..... I hate the smug grin on his face!!
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Original Caption: Gen. Judson Kilpatrick U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1749 From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111) Photographer: Brady, Mathew, 1823 (ca.) - 1896 Coverage Dates: ca. 1860 - ca. 1865 Subjects: American Civil War, 1861-1865 Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.) Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/525951 Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Me... by lee
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lee Original Caption: Gen. Judson Kilpatrick U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1749 From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111) Photographer: Brady, Mathew, 1823 (ca.) - 1896 Coverage Dates: ca. 1860 - ca. 1865 Subjects: American Civil War, 1861-1865 Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.) Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/525951 Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Me...
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Dominique Jean Larray, the french military surgeon who invented modern battlefield medicine. He treated all wounded soldiers regardless of rank and nationality, 50 years before the birth of the Red Cross and almost two centuries before the Convention of Geneva was signed. by graciela
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graciela Dominique Jean Larray, the french military surgeon who invented modern battlefield medicine. He treated all wounded soldiers regardless of rank and nationality, 50 years before the birth of the Red Cross and almost two centuries before the Convention of Geneva was signed.
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Corporal Tibor "Ted" Rubin's many acts of courage during the Korean War saved the lives of hundreds of his fellow soldiers. In the heat of battle, he inspired his comrades with his fearlessness. And amid the inhumanity of a Chinese prisoner of war camp, he gave them hope.   Born in Hungary in 1929, Ted and his family were rounded up by the Nazis and taken to concentration camps when he was just 13 years old. He was taken to Mauthausen Camp in by victoria
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victoria Corporal Tibor "Ted" Rubin's many acts of courage during the Korean War saved the lives of hundreds of his fellow soldiers. In the heat of battle, he inspired his comrades with his fearlessness. And amid the inhumanity of a Chinese prisoner of war camp, he gave them hope. Born in Hungary in 1929, Ted and his family were rounded up by the Nazis and taken to concentration camps when he was just 13 years old. He was taken to Mauthausen Camp in
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Matthew B. Brady the famed Civil War photographer He photographed the Civil War in portraits and battle fields. He was the first person to document history with photograph. by nanette
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nanette Matthew B. Brady the famed Civil War photographer He photographed the Civil War in portraits and battle fields. He was the first person to document history with photograph.
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Natural Bridge, VA First discovered by George Washington when he was surveying as a young man. by lawanda
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lawanda Natural Bridge, VA First discovered by George Washington when he was surveying as a young man.
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