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John Rutter Brooke (1838-1926). Pennsylvania

John Rutter Brooke (1838-1926). Pennsylvania

(c. 1840s) Agrippa N Bell, U.S Navy surgeon during the Mexican War and Civil War.

(c. 1840s) Agrippa N Bell, U.S Navy surgeon during the Mexican War and Civil War.

(1846) Portrait of Brevet 2nd Lieutenant George B. McClellan (future Union general) in uniform with his father and one of his brothers shortly before he headed off to fight in the Mexican-American War

(1846) Portrait of Brevet 2nd Lieutenant George B. McClellan (future Union general) in uniform with his father and one of his brothers shortly before he headed off to fight in the Mexican-American War

General JEB Stuart. Now this guy was a colorful character if there ever was one. Definitely a history worth reading about if you don't know much about him :-)

General JEB Stuart. Now this guy was a colorful character if there ever was one. Definitely a history worth reading about if you don't know much about him :-)

(c. 1847) Portrait of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson during the Mexican-American War believed to be taken in Mexico City

(c. 1847) Portrait of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson during the Mexican-American War believed to be taken in Mexico City

Winfield Scott Hancock

The Civil War warriors: Fascinating photographs of the Union generals who kept the U.S. together 150 years ago

Wm. L. Smedley/Drum Major, 5th Regt/PRVC. Smedley enlisted as a private in Company K. in June 1861 and later transferred to the 191st Pennsylvania Infantry in June 1864. At Gettysburg, the 5th Reserves were in Colonel J.W. Fisher's Brigade of Crawford's Division, III Corps and came to the support of Rice's (Vincent's) Brigade fighting furiously on Little Round Top.

Wm. L. Smedley/Drum Major, 5th Regt/PRVC. Smedley enlisted as a private in Company K. in June 1861 and later transferred to the 191st Pennsylvania Infantry in June 1864. At Gettysburg, the 5th Reserves were in Colonel J.W. Fisher's Brigade of Crawford's Division, III Corps and came to the support of Rice's (Vincent's) Brigade fighting furiously on Little Round Top.

On September 19, 1863 in the Brock Field at Chickamauga, Jacob Miller of the 9th Indiana Infantry was shot in the face, but survived.  He wrote, “I have an everyday reminder of it in my wound and constant pain in the head, never free of it while not asleep. The whole scene is imprinted on my brain as with a steel engraving.” Every time he looked in a mirror for the rest of his life.

On September 19, 1863 in the Brock Field at Chickamauga, Jacob Miller of the 9th Indiana Infantry was shot in the face, but survived. He wrote, “I have an everyday reminder of it in my wound and constant pain in the head, never free of it while not asleep. The whole scene is imprinted on my brain as with a steel engraving.” Every time he looked in a mirror for the rest of his life.

Gen. Lewis "Lo" Armistead, killed at Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. American Civil War

Gen. Lewis "Lo" Armistead, killed at Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. American Civil War

"[Ulysses S. Grant] achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American Civil War, capturing Vicksburg in 1863 and Richmond in 1865. He accepted the surrender of his great Confederate opponent Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse."

"[Ulysses S. Grant] achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American Civil War, capturing Vicksburg in 1863 and Richmond in 1865. He accepted the surrender of his great Confederate opponent Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse."

Major General, Henry "Harry" Heth. Grandfather fought in the American Revolution.  Cousin of George Pickett.  Served under Kirby Smith in the West before for rejoining the ANV in 1863.  Promoted to Major General after Chancellorsville, and served under AP Hill at Gettysburg. (West Point - Class of 1847).

Major General, Henry "Harry" Heth. Grandfather fought in the American Revolution. Cousin of George Pickett. Served under Kirby Smith in the West before for rejoining the ANV in 1863. Promoted to Major General after Chancellorsville, and served under AP Hill at Gettysburg. (West Point - Class of 1847).

William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), graduated sixth in class from West Point in 1840, operated law firm in Leavenworth in 1858, general commander of U.S. Army during Civil War, his "march to the sea" burned Atlanta and destroyed farmland, directed military campaigns to stop Indian resistance across plains

William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), graduated sixth in class from West Point in 1840, operated law firm in Leavenworth in 1858, general commander of U.S. Army during Civil War, his "march to the sea" burned Atlanta and destroyed farmland, directed military campaigns to stop Indian resistance across plains

US Union Army, Brigadier General Martin T. McMahon (aide-de-camp to General George B. McClellan. c.1865.

US Union Army, Brigadier General Martin T. McMahon (aide-de-camp to General George B. McClellan. c.1865.

Rare Ambrotype Portraits Give Us a Peek into Souls Living During the American Civil War - My Modern Met

Rare Ambrotype Portraits Give Us a Peek into Souls Living During the American Civil War

Rare Ambrotype Portraits Give Us a Peek into Souls Living During the American Civil War - My Modern Met