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 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
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.
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