The first Union soldier killed by a Confederate soldier was Thornsbury Bailey Brown; he was killed May 22nd 1861 in Taylor County, Virginia. by crystalc
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crystalc The first Union soldier killed by a Confederate soldier was Thornsbury Bailey Brown; he was killed May 22nd 1861 in Taylor County, Virginia.
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22nd Alabama Infantry Catalogue No. 86.2759.1 (PN10099-10101) According to Christopher Bailey, who had served with Co. H, 22nd Alabama Infantry, the first flag received by the regiment was a silk banner presented in October or November 1861 by the ladies of Montgomery. He also claimed that a second flag was presented in May or June 1862, when the regiment was passing through Montgomery, and that this flag was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga. However the flag captured at Chickamauga bears e by crystalc
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crystalc 22nd Alabama Infantry Catalogue No. 86.2759.1 (PN10099-10101) According to Christopher Bailey, who had served with Co. H, 22nd Alabama Infantry, the first flag received by the regiment was a silk banner presented in October or November 1861 by the ladies of Montgomery. He also claimed that a second flag was presented in May or June 1862, when the regiment was passing through Montgomery, and that this flag was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga. However the flag captured at Chickamauga bears e
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William Tecumseh Sherman, February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States. by marilyn
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marilyn William Tecumseh Sherman, February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.
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Confederate First Sergeant... Union cavalry surrounded a lone Confederate soldier who had no horse and whose clothes were dirty and tattered. A Union officer said to him that it was obvious that he had no wealth and not the means to own slaves. The officer asked: “Why are you fighting this war?” The Confederate answered: “Because you are here.” by joann
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joann Confederate First Sergeant... Union cavalry surrounded a lone Confederate soldier who had no horse and whose clothes were dirty and tattered. A Union officer said to him that it was obvious that he had no wealth and not the means to own slaves. The officer asked: “Why are you fighting this war?” The Confederate answered: “Because you are here.”
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John Johnston, the real "Jeremiah Johnson." His native american wife was killed by the Crow people.He embarkd on a 12yr vendetta against the tribe. He would cut out  the liver of each man he killed. This was an insult being the Crow believed by eating the liver of animals they killed they recieved its vitality.He was a sailor,union soldier in 1864 Colorado Calvery,Scout,hunter, guide, & whiskey peddler. by vilma
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vilma John Johnston, the real "Jeremiah Johnson." His native american wife was killed by the Crow people.He embarkd on a 12yr vendetta against the tribe. He would cut out the liver of each man he killed. This was an insult being the Crow believed by eating the liver of animals they killed they recieved its vitality.He was a sailor,union soldier in 1864 Colorado Calvery,Scout,hunter, guide, & whiskey peddler.
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Holt Collier & his prized dogs. He was once offered $1000 for the group & declined. He was a slave, soldier, cowboy, & perhaps the greatest big game hunter in United States history. He influenced the popularity & nickname of our most beloved President, "Teddy" Roosevelt. By age 10, Collier was known as the best marksman with a rifle in all the swampland of Mississippi & had already killed his first bear. At 14, he had earned a reputation as one by gena
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gena Holt Collier & his prized dogs. He was once offered $1000 for the group & declined. He was a slave, soldier, cowboy, & perhaps the greatest big game hunter in United States history. He influenced the popularity & nickname of our most beloved President, "Teddy" Roosevelt. By age 10, Collier was known as the best marksman with a rifle in all the swampland of Mississippi & had already killed his first bear. At 14, he had earned a reputation as one
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Cotton Confederate Apron Made With Scraps of a Soldiers' Flag of Page County, Created & Worn By a Young Girl, Martha L. Booten, 1861-1865- The composition mimics the flag adopted by the Confederacy in 1861. by penelope
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penelope Cotton Confederate Apron Made With Scraps of a Soldiers' Flag of Page County, Created & Worn By a Young Girl, Martha L. Booten, 1861-1865- The composition mimics the flag adopted by the Confederacy in 1861.
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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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Taken on May 10, 1861, this photo shows the Clinch Rifles, a militia unit from Richmond County, Georgia, the day before it was mustered into Confederate service as Company A, 5th Georgia Infantry Regiment. by ophelia
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ophelia Taken on May 10, 1861, this photo shows the Clinch Rifles, a militia unit from Richmond County, Georgia, the day before it was mustered into Confederate service as Company A, 5th Georgia Infantry Regiment.
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During the Civil War, Culpeper was a crossroads for a number of armies marching through central Virginia, with both Union and Confederate forces occupying the town by turn. by amber
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amber During the Civil War, Culpeper was a crossroads for a number of armies marching through central Virginia, with both Union and Confederate forces occupying the town by turn.
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A German soldier, wounded once, continued to fight until he was killed by a grenade by crystalc
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crystalc A German soldier, wounded once, continued to fight until he was killed by a grenade
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Hiram Revels Family Portrait    Hiram Rhoades Revels was the first African American United States Senator, filling the seat left vacant by Jefferson Davis in 1861 when Mississippi seceded from the Union. As a prominent, highly educated African American. He was a co-founder of Alcorn University 1872. by nanette
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nanette Hiram Revels Family Portrait Hiram Rhoades Revels was the first African American United States Senator, filling the seat left vacant by Jefferson Davis in 1861 when Mississippi seceded from the Union. As a prominent, highly educated African American. He was a co-founder of Alcorn University 1872.
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Battle of Gettsburg veterans. The picture was taken in 1913, at a reunion held on the battlefield. The man sitting on the rocks is a Confederate soldier, and the man standing is a Union soldier. by earlene
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earlene Battle of Gettsburg veterans. The picture was taken in 1913, at a reunion held on the battlefield. The man sitting on the rocks is a Confederate soldier, and the man standing is a Union soldier.
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"Allen Allensworth, born into slavery on April 7, 1842, escaped and became a Union soldier; later he became a Baptist minister and educator, and was appointed as a chaplain in the United States Army. He was the first African American to reach the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He planted numerous churches, and in 1908 founded Allensworth, California, the only town in the state to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans." by ola
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ola "Allen Allensworth, born into slavery on April 7, 1842, escaped and became a Union soldier; later he became a Baptist minister and educator, and was appointed as a chaplain in the United States Army. He was the first African American to reach the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He planted numerous churches, and in 1908 founded Allensworth, California, the only town in the state to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans."
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Robert Capa, photo-journalist took the only action photos of D-Day. Was killed May 25, 1954 stepping on a land mine while on assignment in the First Indochina War. He was 40. by deanna
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deanna Robert Capa, photo-journalist took the only action photos of D-Day. Was killed May 25, 1954 stepping on a land mine while on assignment in the First Indochina War. He was 40.
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(c. 1861-1865) Soldier in Confederate uniform and slouch hat by maryann maltby
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maryann maltby (c. 1861-1865) Soldier in Confederate uniform and slouch hat
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A German soldier in WWII buries an unknown English soldier that was killed in air combat in the Egyptian desert. by toni
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toni A German soldier in WWII buries an unknown English soldier that was killed in air combat in the Egyptian desert.
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A Union soldier killed in action. A major wound can be seen on the right side of the mouth. Most likely, he was an artilleryman, if the presence of a ramrod lying on the ground next to him is any indication. by jolene
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jolene A Union soldier killed in action. A major wound can be seen on the right side of the mouth. Most likely, he was an artilleryman, if the presence of a ramrod lying on the ground next to him is any indication.
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Ashley, a very unusual male melanistic black barn owl, hatched in May 2008.  He was bred in captivity.  In the wild, owls born with this rare 100,000 to 1 genetic mutation are usually killed by their mothers. by @genevieve
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@genevieve Ashley, a very unusual male melanistic black barn owl, hatched in May 2008. He was bred in captivity. In the wild, owls born with this rare 100,000 to 1 genetic mutation are usually killed by their mothers.
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June 6 1865 William Clarke Quantrill dies of wounds suffered in May...Quantrill was badly wounded in a skirmish with Union forces, and he died on this day in 1865. Since Quantrill's men were guerillas rather than legitimate soldiers, they were denied the general amnesty given to the Confederate army after the war ended. Some, like Frank and Jesse James, took this as an excuse to become criminals and bank robbers. Quantrill was 24 when he died. by tracey
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tracey June 6 1865 William Clarke Quantrill dies of wounds suffered in May...Quantrill was badly wounded in a skirmish with Union forces, and he died on this day in 1865. Since Quantrill's men were guerillas rather than legitimate soldiers, they were denied the general amnesty given to the Confederate army after the war ended. Some, like Frank and Jesse James, took this as an excuse to become criminals and bank robbers. Quantrill was 24 when he died.
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Unidentified soldier in 1st Virginia cavalry with a great coat. Between 1861 and 1865 by LiveLoveLaughMyLife
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LiveLoveLaughMyLife Unidentified soldier in 1st Virginia cavalry with a great coat. Between 1861 and 1865
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Brothers, Privates Emzy Taylor (left) and G. M. Taylor, Company E, "Lone Star Guards" 4th Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood's Texas Brigade. Emzy received a discharge for disability for pulmonary disorder on December 4, 1861. He would later raise a company of the 16th Texas Infantry and fought in the Red River Campaign. G. M. Taylor enlisted July 13, 1861 at Waco. He was wounded in the arm at Gaines Mill, June 27, 1862. He surrendered and was paroled at Appomattox in April, 1865. by crystalc
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crystalc Brothers, Privates Emzy Taylor (left) and G. M. Taylor, Company E, "Lone Star Guards" 4th Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood's Texas Brigade. Emzy received a discharge for disability for pulmonary disorder on December 4, 1861. He would later raise a company of the 16th Texas Infantry and fought in the Red River Campaign. G. M. Taylor enlisted July 13, 1861 at Waco. He was wounded in the arm at Gaines Mill, June 27, 1862. He surrendered and was paroled at Appomattox in April, 1865.
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He killed Trayvon Martin in self defense and was acquitted by a jury of his peers!!!!!! by J.H.
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J.H. He killed Trayvon Martin in self defense and was acquitted by a jury of his peers!!!!!!
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Sylvester Magee - reported to be the Last Union Veteran died on 21 October 1971 in Marion County, Mississippi at the age of 130 (born 29 May 1841). He was present at the fall of Vicksburg. by erna
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erna Sylvester Magee - reported to be the Last Union Veteran died on 21 October 1971 in Marion County, Mississippi at the age of 130 (born 29 May 1841). He was present at the fall of Vicksburg.
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Memorial Day: Vietnam: In 1968 Dan Bullock, at the age of 14, left his home in Brooklyn, NY with a forged birth certificate and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Bullock was in Vietnam for less then a month when he was killed in action 6 months and two weeks shy of his 16th birthday. He was the youngest soldier killed in Vietnam (age 15) and possibly the youngest US KIA since WWI. by janna
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janna Memorial Day: Vietnam: In 1968 Dan Bullock, at the age of 14, left his home in Brooklyn, NY with a forged birth certificate and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Bullock was in Vietnam for less then a month when he was killed in action 6 months and two weeks shy of his 16th birthday. He was the youngest soldier killed in Vietnam (age 15) and possibly the youngest US KIA since WWI.
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President Garfield was assassinated on July 2, 1881. He was killed by Charles J. Guiteau who was angry at the President for not securing him a position at a diplomatic post in Europe. He was also a preacher. by marcia
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marcia President Garfield was assassinated on July 2, 1881. He was killed by Charles J. Guiteau who was angry at the President for not securing him a position at a diplomatic post in Europe. He was also a preacher.
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Alfred Napoléon Alexander Duffié (May 18, 1833 – November 8, 1880) - French-American soldier and diplomat who served in the Crimean War and the American Civil War.   In July 1862 Duffié was appointed to command the 1st Rhode Island Cavalry. Later commanded the First Division, West Virginia Cavalry, Army of the Shenandoah (1864). Duffié  was captured by Colonel John S. Mosby's men near Bunker Hill, West Virginia, on October 20, 1864. by mona
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mona Alfred Napoléon Alexander Duffié (May 18, 1833 – November 8, 1880) - French-American soldier and diplomat who served in the Crimean War and the American Civil War. In July 1862 Duffié was appointed to command the 1st Rhode Island Cavalry. Later commanded the First Division, West Virginia Cavalry, Army of the Shenandoah (1864). Duffié was captured by Colonel John S. Mosby's men near Bunker Hill, West Virginia, on October 20, 1864.
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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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Tintype of a Confederate soldier holding a pistol, ca. 1861-1865. by shauna
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shauna Tintype of a Confederate soldier holding a pistol, ca. 1861-1865.
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The Explorer, most likely the first pug in a boat. He was brave, he was terrified, he was pug. by jolene
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jolene The Explorer, most likely the first pug in a boat. He was brave, he was terrified, he was pug.
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Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (born May 10, 1837) was the first Black governor of any state, serving in that position for 35 days in 1872-73 when Louisiana governor Henry Clay Warmouth was impeached. He had also been a Union Army officer during the Civil War and was elected to both the U.S. Senate and House of Represenatives although both elections were disputed and his opponents were seated. He was the grandfather of author Jean Toomer. #TodayInBlackHistory by sadie
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sadie Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (born May 10, 1837) was the first Black governor of any state, serving in that position for 35 days in 1872-73 when Louisiana governor Henry Clay Warmouth was impeached. He had also been a Union Army officer during the Civil War and was elected to both the U.S. Senate and House of Represenatives although both elections were disputed and his opponents were seated. He was the grandfather of author Jean Toomer. #TodayInBlackHistory
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