The Petersburg, Virginia, Courthouse in 1865. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864 -April 1865. Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown.
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21 year old Alberta Martin married 81 year WIlliam Martin in 1921 and survived until 2004 making her the last surviving widow of a civil war veteran. She "had already been widowed with a son when she met William Martin, also a widower who had served with the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the siege of Petersburg in 1864-65 and had a 50$-a-month pension. The two lived on the same road in Opp, Alabama and soon a marriage of convenience was born."
Confederate General John Gregg died October 7th 1864 during the Siege of Petersburg.
African American Union soldier William Johnson standing on the gallows before his execution during the Siege of Petersburg in Virginia, June 20, 1864. He was hanged for desertion and the attempted rape of a white woman.