Officers of Combined Batteries B & L, 2nd U.S. Artillery. L-R: Wilson, Vincent, Robertson, Woodruff. The Horse Artillery Brigade of the Army of the Potomac was a brigade of various batteries of horse artillery during the American Civil War.
2nd North Carolina Infantry Battalion. 2nd Infantry Battalion was formed at Garysburg, North Carolina, during the fall of 1861. Five companies were from Madison, Stokes, Randolph, Surry, and Forsyth Counties, one from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and two from Pike and Meriwether counties, Georgia. The Virginia Company was transferred in September 1862 and the Georgia commands in mid-1863. The battalion relocated to the coast and was captured in the Battle of Roanoke Island.
Robert Gould Shaw commanded the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, an African American regiment. Shaw had already fought in the battles of Cedar Mountain and Antietam with the 2nd MA Inf. when he took command of the 54th at the age of 25. Shaw was hesitant to leave his comrades for service in a regiment that he doubted would ever see action. Never the less, he would die leading them during their assault on Battery Wagner outside of Chalreston, SC.
A private of Fremont's Body Guard , The Zagonyi Battalion 1861 . General Fremont's Body Guard consisted of several troops , each apparently in different uniforms . The most famous the Zagonyi Battalion, were clothed in plain black tight fitting uniforms . All the companies participated in their famous charge at the battle of Springfield Missouri . The Zagonyis were armed with Colt Dragoon revolvers with shoulder stocks and Remington Beals revolvers.
THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, 1936-1939The Abraham Lincoln Battalion, the first American unit to fight with the International Brigade, marching through Barcelona, 1937. Winifred Bates is in the centre of this photograph.