President Lincoln's funeral cortege approaches Union Square in New York City. Note the two boys watching from the second floor window in the large house on the left. One will grow up to be a U.S. President. Who is he? (Hint: his initials are T.R.)
Civil War Glass-Negatives| Once you reach the point of finding ancestors who were adults during the 1860s, you surely will want to check if the male ancestors served either with the Confederate (The South) or the Federal Union side (The North) and learn as much as possible. #CivilWar #ancestors #familytree #genealogy #history #StatebyState
Mary Surratt and Others Hanged for Conspiracy July 7, 1865 Official photograph of the hanging of Mary Surratt, Lewis Payne, David Herold and Georg Atzerodt on July 7, 1865, convicted of conspiracy in the assassination of President Lincoln.
During the Battle of Gettysburg, [John L.] Burns, a 70-year-old civilian living nearby, grabbed his flintlock musket and powder horn and walked out to the battlefield to join in with Union troops. The soldiers took him in, and Burns served well as a sharpshooter. During a withdrawal, Burns was wounded several times and left on the field. he managed to get himself to safety, his wounds were treated, and his story elevated him to the status of National Hero briefly.