The Palace Bar in the town of Fredericksburg was an interesting-looking brick structure with unique windows, old-fashioned shutters, and an adjacent courtyard where horses and carriages were kept. An officer says goodbye to his wife, while his fellow cavalrymen check their accoutrements, saddles and weapons in the preparation for their departure. This is a scene that replayed itself sadly many times during the war.
This photo is identified as the "typical" South Carolina Confederate soldier. Many Confederate soldiers used they're own guns and often even shoes and clothes. Because the South had far fewer factories and mills than the yankees, many times, individual soldiers had to resort to using they're own materials. This was a significant disadvantage for the Confederate soldier and the Confederate army as a whole.
The Howell Research Center presents Private James Edward Howell, Confederate States of AmericaYou're viewing the Civil War photo of Private James Edward Howell, born 1833 in Gates County, North Carolina. He was the son of Timothy and Nancy Howell. James served for the Confederate Army in 1863 in Company G, 31st North Carolina Infantry. He was killed September 30, 1864 at Fort Harrison, which is near present day Richmond, Virginia