Women in the civil war were not aloud unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed in the war. http://dburgin.tripod.com/women.html
Children with curled hair
Carte de visite by W. Morgenbier of Sheboygan, Wis. A pair of children with intricately curled hair, likely sister and brother, pose for the photographer. The boy gently touches the girls forearm. She grasps a china doll in her right arm. This image may not be reproduced by any means without permission.
The Angel of Gettysburg: Elizabeth Thorn: 1863
In honour of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a story of an ordinary woman thrown into extraordinary circumstances and how she rose to the occasion: Elizabeth Thorn, known today a…
The Civil War, Part 2: The People
Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special issue (
The Civil War Parlor
Rare Confederate Photo: Possibly the 20th Tennessee, Hidden for 150 years Photographs of Confederate soldiers are very rare, photo found on different sites. No owner identified. Information on the men...
Edwin Booth and his daughter Edwina
Accession Number: 2006:0528:0001 Maker: Mathew B. Brady Title: Edwin Booth and his daughter Edwina Date: ca. 1864 Medium: albumen print Dimensions: Image: 8.5 x 5.4 cm Mount: 10.1 x 6.1 cm George Eastman House Collection General information about the George Eastman House Photography Collection is available at www.eastmanhouse.org/inc/collections/photography.php. For information on obtaining reproductions go to: www.eastmanhouse.org/flickr/index.php?pid=2006:0528:0001.
Infantry Corporal and Wife
This corporal also wears a veteran's stripe on his lower sleeve indicating he is a reenlisted veteran. This paper carte de visite is a copy of an earlier hard image (either a tintype or an ambrotype). A tax stamp on the back of the cdv indicates that the copy was made sometime between September 1864 and August 1866. The cdv was made by Joe H. Scibird, Bloomington, Illinois.
Memorial Day Reminder Of The Foolishness Of War: 150 Years Ago Was The Civil War's Most Blood-Drenched Summer
This Memorial Day we should remember the foolish public officials as well as the brave military personnel, and make war a true last resort.