Fort Sumter South Carolina in April under the Confederate flag. The first shots of the Civil War rang out here on April 1861 as Confederate batteries opened fire, bombarding the Union fort for 34 hrs. On April Union forces surrendered.
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. anything-civil-war-era
Civil War Artillery - 3 in Ordnance Rifle; the first successful cast iron cannon. This is a famous photo of the cannon that fired the first artillery round at The Battle of Gettysburg. Excellent quality photo too.
Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color This photo by Mathew Brady, the most famous Civil War photographer, portrays three Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg, Pa. in This shot was a favorite of famed author Shelby Foote.