Union Captain Cunningham poses next to the command tent in Bealeton, Va., Cunningham was a member of Brigadier General Thomas F. Meagher’s staff, who commanded a primarily Irish contingent during the Civil War.
Andersonville Prisoners - Was Your Ancestor in a Civil War Prison? More than Union prisoners of war died at Andersonville prison during the Civil War. Although probably the most notorious, Andersonville was certainly not the only Civil War prison.
Cival War Nursing-Women in the civil war were not allowed unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed in the war.
July) Dead Union soldiers at Devil's Den - Gettysburg, PA.The Library of Congress identifies this series of photos as having been staged by live Union soldiers on November 1863 (the battle was in July).
Johnny Clem - He enlisted at the age of served in the Regiment Michigan Infantry as a drummer boy. In he was promoted to Sergeant after shooting a Confederate officer at Chickamauga. He is the still considered to be the youngest non-commis