Robert Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, was waiting to board a crowded train when the train lurched forward and he fell between the platform and the body of the passenger car he was trying to board. But before harm came, he was seized by the collar and yanked to the platform. His rescuer was Edwin Booth the brother of the man that would soon kill President Lincoln.
ca. 1861-65, [tintype portrait of A. J. Blue, a heavily armed Union cavalry soldier with three Remington revolvers in his belt] via the Library of Congress, Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs
Nathan Bedford Forrest Cavalry Corps ~ Confederate States of America Medal “I rode with Forrest!” These four words alone were sufficient to define a Civil War Veteran’s service for those who fought on either side of the late War of Rebellion.