Odd to see a Civil War era photo with such an informal pose. Edward O. Ord, wife and child at the residence of Jefferson Davis. In the doorway is the table on which the surrender of General Robert E. Lee was signed,
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.
“Girl with bound feet The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time.
14 Facts About The Civil War That Your History Teachers Didn't Tell You - The first surgeon in US military history, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, worked during the Civil War. She was the only woman to win the Medal of Honor, as well.
"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
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.