The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) was founded in 1878 by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. NSHS was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed the NSHS from a state institution to a state agency.
The eight-year-old children who fought the American Civil War
The American Civil War, fought between 1861 and 1865, claimed 620,000 lives - nearly as many American casualties as every other war fought by the United States combined.
9 Brutal Realities of America’s Civil War - Strange Ago
It is estimated that anywhere between 620,000 to 850,000 soldiers died in America’s Civil War from 1861 to 1865. while the war between North and...
The Thanks Of A Nation
Union General George Gordon Meade and the Army of the Potomac received a “Thanks of Congress” January 28th 1864 for their part in the Battle of Gettysburg. Originally a formal governmental thanks, the “Thanks of Congress” was a series of resolutions passed by the United States Congress for victories or impressive military actions. These “Thanks of Congress” began during the American Revolutionary War, and were often accompanied by a commemorative medal. “Thanks of Congress” during the Civil…
Navy | 05210 - Rear Adm. David G. Farragut; 'Damn the torpedoes. Full Speed ahead!' [LC-DIG-cwpb-05210]
Best remembered today for the phrase, ”Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead”, during the Battle of Mobile Bay, it is remarkable that at the time, he had been on active duty for more than 50 years! Serving from 1810 (at the age of 9) until his death in 1870, he was the first Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral and Full Admiral the U.S. Navy ever had. Prior to the Civil War he had a remarkable career starting as a 9 year-old midshipman on the USS Essex. The Essex had sailed to South America during the…
Stonewall Jackson still provides lessons for historians
His death in battle called a what-if moment by some, but others say Confederacy would still have faced overwhelming odds against the Union.
Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life
Two colorists have combined their skills with photographs and fascination for the American Civil War to create a remarkable series of color photographs from the era.
4 Union Soldiers Atop Lookout Mountain Tennessee, 1863
Photo shows soldiers who posed for the Linns, who left Ohio to photograph the Army of the Cumberland. In late 1863, after the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, the pair set up a studio near Point Lookout. Here they photographed the western Union armies as they concentrated for an advance on Atlanta. (via)
Civil war soldiers carried about 40 pounds while on the march. Canteen for water, haversack for food and knapsack for sleeping/personal items. Cap box, cartridge box, bayonet and musket or rifle were all for fighting.
Lone Star Confederates: Hat Pins and Badges | Period Photos & Examinations
[ATTACH] A star pinned or sewn to the hat is, of course, best associated with troops from the Lone Star State; however, it was also very popular with...