September 1862. "Antietam, Maryland. Confederate dead by a fence on the Hagerstown road." The first major battle of the Civil War on Union territory was fought 150 years ago this month. Wet plate glass negative.
Mailed in Richmond, VA, during the Civil War, this envelope traveled across the border into Union territory via an express company. When it reached Louisville, Kentucky, the express company affixed a 3-cent 1857 U.S. postage stamp and placed the letter in the regular U.S. postal system for delivery to Boston.
Lewis "Lew" Wallace (1827 – 1905) was a lawyer, Union general in the Civil War, territorial governor, statesman, politician and author born in Brookville, Indiana. He wrote Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, which has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century."
Lewis "Lew" Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, territorial governor and statesman, politician, and author. Of his novels and biographies, he is best known for his historical novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880), a bestselling book since its publication, and called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century."[
beautiesofafrique: Happy Independence day to Somalia (East Africa/ Horn of Africa) Celebrating 54 years of Independence (Union of the Trust Territory of Somalia (former Italian Somaliland) and State of Somaliland (former British Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic. Event annually commemorated on Independence Day.) (1st July 1960)
CELTIC WORLD c. 400 BCE ------- The first European Union had one language and one culture. Keltae probably meant 'shields' related to an Old Celtic root *kel- 'cover' and cognate with Germanic *s-kelto- 'shield'.