Rare photograph of an Onna-bugeisha, female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.
"The most famous of the dozens of young drummer boys was Johnny Clem of Newark, Ohio He went to war at the age of ten. Clem made the army a career, and he retired in 1916 with the rank of major general after 55 years of service. He died in San Antonio, TX
tuesday-johnson: ca. [hand-colored ambrotype portrait of a Confederate soldier in uniform with a cavalry sword and revolver] via the Library of Congress, Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs