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Jesse L. Berch, quartermaster sergeant, 22 Wisconsin Regiment of Racine, Wis. [and] Frank M. Rockwell, postmaster 22 Wisconsin of Geneva, Wis. / J. P. Ball's Photographic Gallery, No. 30 West 4th St., betw. Main and Walnut Sts. Cincinnati, O. | Library of Congress

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Gustave Doré's cover illustration for the 1884 edition of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Gustave Doré's cover illustration for the 1884 edition of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Civil War Times Magazine Page Liked · July 27 · Edited · Here is a fantastic new image from the Liljenquist Collection at Library of Congress! We're using it in our December 2015 issue. It's labeled as "Lieutenant Samuel K. Thompson of 54th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment with unidentified soldiers posed with a Columbiad cannon at an earthwork fort". The men also have "C" on their kepis, and Lt. Thompson is wearing privately purchased summer white pants.

Civil War Times Magazine Page Liked · July 27 · Edited · Here is a fantastic new image from the Liljenquist Collection at Library of Congress! We're using it in our December 2015 issue. It's labeled as "Lieutenant Samuel K. Thompson of 54th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment with unidentified soldiers posed with a Columbiad cannon at an earthwork fort". The men also have "C" on their kepis, and Lt. Thompson is wearing privately purchased summer white pants.

They are hidden figures no more.

Rare Photos Show Lesser-Known Black Women Activists Of The 19th Century

G.K. Proctor, Anonymous Woman, 1861, Salem, Massachusetts.  Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

Tintype of anonymous woman, by Salem, Massachusetts photographer G. Proctor, Library of Congress

Strong man, 1895. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

Photo of strongman and entertainer Eugene Sandow by B.Falk, (via: turnofthecentury) [see also]

Chancy Brown, Sergeant at Arms for the Liberian Senate. Daguerreotype, c, 1856-1860. (Library of Congress)

Chancy Brown, Sergeant at Arms for the Liberian Senate. Daguerreotype, c, (Library of Congress) This is going to sound hopelessly stupid. but I like the sleeves on his coat

Amputation was the most common Civil War surgical procedure. Union surgeons performed approximately 30,000 compared to just over 16,000 by American surgeons in World War II. One postwar British traveler noted that amputees were “everywhere in town and farm communities through the South.” The men who had survived the surgeon’s knife were a visible reminder of the Civil War for decades.

Under the Knife

Unidentified Soldier,Company New York Infantry Regiment,amputated arms

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