The top 10 most expensive... American Civil War memorabilia. This is the Personal Battle Flag of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart which sold for $956,000 in 2007. Click the picture to see the full list.
Civil War Medicine: "The state of medical knowledge at the time of the Civil War was extremely primitive. Doctors did not understand infection, and did little to prevent it. It was a time before antiseptics, and a time when there was no attempt to maintain sterility during surgery. No antibiotics were available, and minor wounds could easily become infected, and hence fatal. . . ."
Among the Ohio troops that fought at the Battle of Stones River was one Yankee who went on to win two Congressional Medals of Honor. His last name was a famous one, Custer. He was Thomas Ward Custer, the younger brother of George Armstrong Custer of Little Big Horn fame.
1865. "Charleston Orphan Asylum, 160 Calhoun Street, used as a hospital for wounded Federal soldiers." From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, 1863-1865."