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theoddmentemporium:  Bullet in a Bible  A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket.  He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.

theoddmentemporium: Bullet in a Bible A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket. He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.

Johnny Clem - He enlisted at the age of 10, served in the 22nd Regiment Michigan Infantry as a drummer boy. In 1863, he was promoted to Sergeant after shooting a Confederate officer at Chickamauga. He is the still considered to be the youngest non-commissioned officer in United States history.

Johnny Clem - He enlisted at the age of served in the Regiment Michigan Infantry as a drummer boy. In he was promoted to Sergeant after shooting a Confederate officer at Chickamauga. He is the still considered to be the youngest non-commis

Generaal Robert E. Lee,photo taken around 1865

From Left to Right; Lee's Son, Major General George Washington Custis Lee, General Robert E. Lee, and Lee's aide-de-camp, Colonel Walter Taylor.

Civil War veterans, as they were in 1915. Taken by well known photographers Harris & Ewing of Washington, D.C.

This day serves as a recognition to those veterans' sacrifice and service to the US nation. We salute you great veterans! From O'Hare Precision Metals.

(2) Since this "essay" revolves around the Civil War it seems only fitting to give a brief overview of it. This infographic does just that. For a refresher course click on the image. [Civil War Facts Infographic from the National Park Service]

Civil War Facts Infographic and other resources from the National Park Service.

American Civil War

In remembrance of the Union and Confederate soldiers who served in the American Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs to the Library of Congress.

Colors of the 15th Alabama regiment from 1861.  The 15th was the Confederate unit that fought the 20th Maine at Little Round Top.

Colors of the Alabama regiment from The was the Confederate unit that fought the Maine at Little Round Top.

91 years after the American Civil War ended, its last veteran died. How the oldest veterans were honored.

How the last American Civil War veterans lived, loved and died

1913 Manassas, Virginia — Veterans of the Civil War meet on the Bull Run Battlefield for a reunion celebration. Image: Corbis American Civil War veterans lived, loved and died

Civil War - 7th New York -awesome rare image

Union soldiers keeping order during the New York City Draft Riots, Many blacks were killed by rioters; an orphanage was burned. One whole Army Corps was dispatched to keep the peace.

Left femur of a Confederate soldier with a gunshot fracture. - Took on the shape of the explosion creepy.

Left femur of a confederate soldier, white male, exhibiting attempts at repair of a gunshot fracture of the upper third. Private E.

Women were not allowed to help with the Civil War unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed.

Women were not allowed to help with the Civil War unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed.

On this day in 1862, was the bloodiest day of the Civil War at the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg). Abraham Lincoln with Allan Pinkerton and Major General John A. McClernand at Antietam, 1862 (b/w photo) by Alexander Gardner / Collection of the New-York Historical Society, USA

On this day in was the bloodiest day of the Civil War at the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg).

Chamberlain and the 20th Maine Gettysburg, 1st July 1863. By vocation he was a professor, not a soldier. Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain had volunteered for the army, however, and he was a natural leader. He and his regiment – the 20th Maine Infantry – had endured a bloody baptism of fire at Fredericksburg, and at Gettysbury they defended a crucial sector of the Union line. “hold at all hazards,” they were commanded — and they did. Painting by Mort Kunstler

Chamberlain and the 20th Maine Gettysburg, 1st July 1863. By vocation he was a professor, not a soldier. Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain had volunteered for the army, however, and he was a natural leader. He and his regiment – the 20th Maine Infantry – had endured a bloody baptism of fire at Fredericksburg, and at Gettysbury they defended a crucial sector of the Union line. “hold at all hazards,” they were commanded — and they did. Painting by Mort Kunstler

According to many historians, this is the earliest known photo of Abraham Lincoln. Facial recognition technology supports this claim.

According to many historians, this is the earliest known photo of Abraham Lincoln. Facial recognition technology supports this claim. the jaw angle is all wrong and his ears are oval and angled.

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