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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.

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.

Military Buttons | US Military Civil War-era Navy Uniform Buttons

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...

Civil War Photo CSA Confederate General John Bell Hood. A ferocious fighter....known, even in his day, for those sad looking eyes.

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Civil War Photo CSA Confederate General John Bell Hood. A ferocious fighter....known, even in his day, for those sad looking eyes.

Map Antique County Map of Texas. 10.75 H x 13.25 W Inches  S. Aug. Mitchell (Jr.) 1861. Philadelphia.

Map Antique County Map of Texas.

Murray Hudson - Old, historic, rare, ancient, vintage, collectible, one-of-a-kind, out-of-print, unusual, unique, and antiquarian globes, maps, books, and prints

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.

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.

Caves of Confederate Families, Vicksburg, Mississippi WOW!! people had to live in the ground!

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Caves of Confederate Families, Vicksburg, Mississippi WOW!! people had to live in the ground!

Circa 1863. "Union officer at Point Lookout, Tennessee, with cavalry saber." Quarter-plate tintype, hand-colored, by Royan and James Birney Linn, brothers from Ohio following the Army of the Cumberland. After the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge they set up a studio near Point Lookout. Liljenquist Family Collection, Library of Congress.

Point Lookout: 1863 high-resolution photo

Vintage photographs available as fine-art prints or digital stock images

Chattanooga, Tennessee. View of the front and side of Crutchfield House, post headquarters and hospital during the Civil War, and railroad depot. - 1862

Chattanooga, Tennessee. View of the front and side of Crutchfield House, post headquarters and hospital during the Civil War, and railroad depot. - 1862

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."

Nashville: 1864

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.

"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.

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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...

Major General Earl Van Dorn - CSA Commander, Army of the West.  Van Dorn graduated WP in 1842, and served with distinction in the Mexican War and in Indian battles.  He was given command of the Trans Mississippi in 1862 and suffered defeats at Pea Ridge and Corinth.  Later transferred to Cavalry near Vicksburg.  Killed by a civilian in 1863 who believed Van Dorn had had an affair with his wife.  Forrest, Morgan & Wheeler all served under him.(West Point - Class of 1842.)

General Van Dorn - Pea Ridge National Military Park (U.S. National Park Service)

General Van Dorn

an unknown soldier in Trans-Mississippi Confederate Battle Shirt: Tintype c.1861

Civil War - Confederate - Period Photos

a gallery curated by <a href="/photos/15319761@N06/">Brendan</a>

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

Marshall, Texas

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