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DOG TAGS WERE FIRST CREATED/USED DURING THE CIVIL WAR WHEN THE BODY COUNT WAS PILING UP AND MANY BODIES HAD NO FORM OF IDENTIFICATION ON THEIR PERSON FOR PEOPLE TO LOOK AT. BEFORE THE DOG TAGS WERE ACTUALLY MOLDED (LIKE THE ONE IN THE PICTURE), SOLDIERS IMPROVISED AND WROTE THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON A PIECE OF PAPER WHICH WAS PINNED TO THEIR UNIFORM OR ONTO A PERSONAL BELONGING, SUCH AS THEIR KNAPSACKS. (ARMYDOGTAGS.COM) Jaclyn C. March 18th

Dog tags were created and used in the Civil War. Before the dog tags, soldiers improvised by writing their personal information on a piece of strong paper attached to their clothes

Louisa May Alcott, nurse during the Civil War and well known author, wrote "Little Women"

Louisa May Alcott, nurse during the Civil War and well known author, wrote "Little Women" Alcott civil war Little Women

The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is bringing a number of thematic exhibits to the National Portrait Gallery; the most recent is a selection of images of Union generals by the most famous photographer of the era, Matthew Brady.

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

U. S. Civil War Veterans

This day serves as a recognition to those veterans' sacrifice and service to the US nation. We salute you great veterans! From O'Hare Precision Metals.

Civil War Photo Print Confederate Soldier Holding Book A Bible

Civil War Photo Print Confederate Soldier Holding Book A Bible With Freaky Eyes

The "Bloody Lane" Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland  When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862, cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave 23,000 casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.S. history.

The "Bloody Lane" - Battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland. When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.

Petersburg, Virginia U.S. Military Telegraph battery wagon, Army of the Potomac headquarters taken in 1864

Petersburg, Virginia U. Military Telegraph battery wagon, Army of the Potomac headquarters taken in 1864

Extremely Rare Civil War Confederate Belt Buckle - Antiques Roadshow

Extremely Rare Civil War Confederate Belt Buckle - Antiques Roadshow - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Commander Wirz of Andersonville Prison. He was the only regular Confederate officer hanged for war crimes. His ghost has been sighted at times at night at the site of Andersonville Prison. See, Chapter 24 of Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War http://www.thomasnelson.com/ghosts-and-haunts-of-the-civil-war.html

Schuylkill County Pennsylvania Military History: Andersonville Prison Story Pennsylvania Cavalry Co.My Experience While a Prisoner of War

Confederate volunteers, 1861. This is one of my favorite Civil War photos. …

In November of amidst rumors of an invading army sent to rescue John Brown from execution, Virginia Governor Henry Wise called for a militia deployment to Charlestown. John Wilkes Booth accompanied that Militia as member of the Richmond Grays.

Albert Woolson - the last Civil War Veteran. #civilwar

Albert Woolson: The Last Civil War Veteran

Albert Woolson was a former Union drummer boy and the last surviving Civil War veteran. Born in Antwerp, NY on February 11 in he died at the age of 109 on August 2 in 1956 in Duluth, Minnesota.

During the Civil War, the largest employer in Lenoir City, TN was a cotton mill, owned by Dr. Benjamin Ballard Lenoir (whose father founded the town). When the Union Army got to town, they burned the Lenoir’s general store because the family supported the Confederacy. But before they got to the cotton mill, Dr. Lenoir gave the secret Masonic handshake to several of the Union officers – so they didn’t burn it down.

During the Civil War, the largest employer in Lenoir City, TN was a cotton mill, owned by Dr. Benjamin Ballard Lenoir (whose father founded the town).

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.

Confederate Women My family fought on the Confederate side but I would of been on the Union side. I just wish there would of never been a side or a reason to fight all people should of been free and now we fight wars in foreign lands fo their freedom

Cival War Nursing-Women in the civil war were not allowed unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed in the war.

U.S. Civil War Casualties Statistics – Deaths Comparison of Battles #battles #history #civilwar

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