Open when care package part 2. This was one of my favorite care packages to put together! Military girlfriend. Milso. Marine girlfriend. Long distance. Love. Support our troops. LCPL Capson. Okinawa, Japan.
Cecile Cowdery drew on the envelopes of letters to her husband during WW2: "After my first colorful envelope arrived, Ray let me know it had drawn a lot of attention from the other soldiers. From then on, I dared not let up! I drew those scenes to help him feel special. While other soldiers got “Dear John” letters, my man was assured daily by my sharing of remembered things from back home."
Union civil war slouch hat with red army Corps badge and black and gold hat cord to indicate commissioned officer
Ultra Rare Confederate Butternut Forage Cap. The black trim is in keeping with uniforms worn by Louisiana and North Carolina troops, although an exact state affiliation can not be determined.
Civil War Regulation Issue Tin Cup, with wire reinforced handle. "Co. C 8th R/MVM"
American civil war portrait, 1860s. Albert Parsons was 13 when he enlisted ("on the wrong side of history") in The US Civil War
Civil War cavalryman gear includes boots, boot hook, spare shoes, kepi, gauntlets, pin-fire pistols, a hoof knife, a leather cartridge case for pistol, a pair of hoof trimmers and a horse shoeing hammer. (Photo Credit: Tria Giovan/CORBIS)