Jefferson Coates, who lost both eyes at Gettysburg and was awarded the Medal of Honor ca 1870
Original caption: ca. 1870. Tintype portrait of (Francis) Jefferson Coates, who lost both eyes at Gettysburg and was subsequently awarded the Medal of Honor and the rank of Brevet Captain.
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Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]
Artist Mads Madsen has an amazing skill for colorizing old black and white photographs. Even beside their original counterpart the results are impressive, bringing a new dimension of realism…
James Longstreet was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater.
Buffalo Soldiers: Sergeant Goldsby and the 10th Cavalry by Fred Staff
The Buffalo Soldiers of post-war Texas are among the most fascinating and least well known, least celebrated, of all our military heroes. Photo courtesy First City Photo, Leavenworth In 1866, th…
Archeologists unearth 40 Civil War Confederate corpses
Ted Delaney, the assistant director of Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg Virginia, along with a team of archeologists uncovered 40 Confederate bodies in Old City Cemetery.
July 3, 1913, Confederate Veterans recreate Pickett's Charge. When near the wall, a roar went up from the other side, " Noooo! ", and their fellow citizens poured out to embrace them. Never again.