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William T. Anderson, better known as Bloody Bill, was one of the deadliest and most brutal pro-Confederate guerrilla leaders in the American Civil War. Anderson led a band that targeted Union loyalists and Federal soldiers in Missouri and Kansas. Jesse and Frank James rode with him.

better known as was one of the deadliest and most brutal pro-Confederate leaders in the American Anderson led a band that targeted Union loyalists and Federal soldiers in Missouri and Kansas. Jesse and Frank James rode with him.

Robert E Lee by William Edward West, 1838. He was known as the handsomest man in the US Army.

Robert E Lee by William Edward West, He was known as the handsomest man in the US Army.

Martin Van Buren Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant" among other nicknames, was a Civil War-era American famed for his incredibly large size.  Though born an infant of normal size into a family of normal-sized people in Letcher County, Kentucky, he is said to at one time have been 7 feet 11 inches in height.   His ferocity in battle, aided by his imposing figure, made him legendary, with Union soldiers telling tales of a "Confederate giant who's as big as five men and fights like fifty".

Martin Van Buren Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant", was the largest soldier in the Civil War. Though born an infant of normal size, he grew to

General George E. Pickett, namesake for the ill-fated ‘Pickett’s Charge’ during the Battle of Gettysburg

Major General George E. Pickett, of the Confederate States of America; Most famous for "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg 1863

Myth of the Standing Postmortem Photo | More Misidentified Images

this photo from the civil War U. Looks like a soldier who didn't return alive. He shows no response to his daughter's holding his hand, either.B/W Photo Colourised Pearse.

CIVIL WAR ENDS - April 9, 1865*** http://www.amazon.com/TALES-WEST-BARBERS-SAN-JOAQUIN-ebook/dp/B00PF6SIW6/

CIVIL WAR ENDS - April I'm sure a lot of men a women were relieved to see this day and to be able to return to their homes and families. I'm amazed that all the soldiers were able to return to their homes and families.

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Civil War pictures - Slavery / The Civil War was the worst war in American History

theoddmentemporium:  Bullet in a Bible  A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket.  He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.

theoddmentemporium: Bullet in a Bible A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket. He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.

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Photograph from our amazing Civil War Photography Book. A great book for any Civil War buff.

Photograph from our amazing War of Southern Independence Photography Book. A great book for any Civil War buff.

(2) Since this "essay" revolves around the Civil War it seems only fitting to give a brief overview of it. This infographic does just that. For a refresher course click on the image. [Civil War Facts Infographic from the National Park Service]

Civil War Facts Infographic and other resources from the National Park Service.

Elizabeth Van Lew was a Union spy during the American Civil War. She was an antislavery Virginia woman who not only freed her slaves, but bought and freed their families. Using her household staff as couriers, she sent messages to the Union in hollowed-out shoes and eggs and later, books and a personally designed cipher. She faked a mental disorder to throw off suspicion and was called “Crazy Bet” by her neighbors. Her network resulted in some of the best Union information gathered anywhere.

Elizabeth Van Lew, the earliest spy on this list, worked for the Union side during the American Civil War. Living in Richmond, Virginia, she was a widowed mother who vehemently opposed slavery.

Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.

Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.

Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was one of two of Lincoln's four sons to live to adulthood.  He & his father lacked the strong bond his father had with brothers Willie and Tad, but Robert deeply admired his father and wept openly at his deathbed.

Robert Todd Lincoln was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was one of two of Lincoln's four sons to live to adulthood.

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