Mary Edwards Walker
Mary Edwards Walker in her later years, 1911. She received the Medal of Honor for her work as a surgeon during the US Civil War, the only woman to ever get one. In 1917 the Army tightened up the rules for what you had to do/be to get the MoH...and deleted 911 names from the Medal of Honor Roll, including hers. She kept her medal and wore it till her death. Jimmy Carter restored her medal posthumously.
US Military Uniform Buttons Interesting Facts
Page 1 of 3 - US Military Uniform Buttons Interesting Facts - posted in MISCELLANEOUS / OTHER: There are many interesting facts about US military uniform buttons. Here are some of those - with examples, all buttons pictured are from my collection. I am using many references to Albert’s button book, probably the best resource for US military uniform buttons. His book, the first book listed below, is a must for US military button collectors, as well as various other references on butt...
Statue of Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross: 19th Governor of Texas, a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War, and former president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now called Texas A University. He saved A and M from a forced closure, and oversaw the creation of many of our dearest traditions.
Fortified railroad bridge across the Cumberland River at Nashville, 1864. "Continuing his policy of the offensive at any cost, Gen. John B. Hood brought his reduced army before the defenses of Nashville, where it was overthrown by Gen. George H. Thomas on December 15-16, in the most complete victory of the war. If the date borne on this photograph is correct, it was taken in the course of the battle."
"They Came LIke Demons", an excellent Trans-Mississippi Painting by Andy Thomas, of Carthage, Missouri, illustrates the Western End of the Prairie Grove, Arkansas, Battlefield. This painting depicts what many think happened during the battle based on the Official Records, diaries, memoirs, and letters.
Anderson Hays Cooper, the First Gay Vanderbilt? Part II
1874: Going to the Opera, by Seymour Guy. Painted prior to William Henry Vanderbit erecting his triple mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue, Guy's conversation piece shows the magnate seated on the at the far left, in front of his wife Maria Louisa. Standing beside his mother is Frederick Vanderbilt. Seated...
The Wyalucing Plantation was the childhood home of Lucy Holcombe Pickens, the only woman whose image was used on Confederate currency. It housed the office of the Trans-Mississippi Postal Department. -- Marshall, Texas