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William McKinley during his Civil War service.  Yes, that is our beloved McKinley cowlick.  Strong genes!

William McKinley during his Civil War service. The experience left such a strong impression on him that as president decades later he resisted America's entry into the Spanish American War until Congress forced his hand.

Lewis "Lew" Wallace was the author of Ben Hur, a lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, territorial governor and statesman, politician and author.

Lewis "Lew" Wallace was the author of Ben Hur, a lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, territorial governor and statesman, politician and author. He wrote Ben Hur.

Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.

Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.

United States Civil War, Surgeon Lucius W, Clarke, 13th Connecticut Volunteers.

United States Civil War, Surgeon Lucius W, Clarke, Connecticut Volunteers. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

*FACES of the CIVIL WAR~ Sailor from N.J.

From the "Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War", by William Stryker. Mount mustered in on August 1864 and mustered out on May

John Clem and Brother.  John Clem, who, at twelve years old, was the youngest Seargent in the US Army in the Civil War.

Photo of John Clem and Brother. It was made in The illustration documents John Clem, who, at twelve years old, was the youngest sergeant in the US Army in the Civil War.

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In the Swan's Shadow: Serenade to Miss Major Pauline Cushman, New York Times, June 1864

A very rare CDV photo of "The Ghoul Of Gettysburg" This unidentified man according to local lore was arrested for robbing dead bodies on the Gettysburg Battlefield in the days following the battle. Little is known about this person or event. His photo was sold by local photographers. It was not a very popular view so very little were sold and even fewer exist today.

A very rare CDV photo of "The Ghoul Of Gettysburg" This unidentified man according to local lore was arrested for robbing dead bodies on the Gettysburg Battlefield in the days following the battle. Little is known about this person or event. His photo was sold by local photographers. It was not a very popular view so very little were sold and even fewer exist today.

The women who fought as men: Rare American Civil War pictures show how females disguised themselves so they could go into battle  Some enlisted alongside their husbands as they couldn't bear to be apart  They often served with distinction fighting in dozens of battles  One even chose to remain a man once the war had ended

The women who fought as men: Rare Civil War pictures of female soldiers who dressed up as males to fight

Union cavalryman Jack Williams fought in 18 battles and was wounded three times and taken prisoner once. He was later revealed to be Frances Clalin a mother of three from Illinois. American Civil War (V)

The Most Southern Man In The World.

Edmund Ruffin, ardent supporter of states rights and Secession. Ruffin fired the first cannon shot at Ft. Sumter in the early morning hours of April and the Civil War was officially underway.

Carte de visite by Mathew Brady of New York, N.Y. Charles Amory Clark (right) served as a captain in the Sixth Maine Infantry, and received the Medal of Honor for his conduct at Brooks Ford, Va., on May 4, 1863. James William Clark (left) served as the first lieutenant of Company E of the First Maine Heavy Artillery. Whiting Clark (center) served as major of the First Maine Heavy Artillery.

Carte de visite by Mathew Brady of New York, N. Charles Armory Clark (right) served as a captain in the Sixth Maine Infantry, and received the Medal of Honor for his conduct at Brooks Ford, Va., on May James William Clark (left) served as .

Women soldiers fought, bled and died in the Civil War, then were forgotten

Women soldiers fought, bled and died in the Civil War, then were forgotten

Disguised as a man, Frances Clayton served many months in Missouri artillery and cavalry units. (By courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library)

Pauline Cushman (Born Harriet Wood) (June 1833 – December wearing an officer's uniform. The photograph was taken between January and June She was an American actress and a spy for the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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