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This pin links to the NPS civil war union and Confederate POW database  Painting of Confederate troops at Fort Darling firing on Union gunboats in the James River.

This pin links to the NPS civil war union and Confederate POW database Painting of Confederate troops at Fort Darling firing on Union gunboats in the James River.

*LITTLE ROUND TOP~Big Round Top. It was the site of an unsuccessful assault by Confederate troops against the Union left flank on July 2,1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

*LITTLE ROUND TOP~Big Round Top. It was the site of an unsuccessful assault by Confederate troops against the Union left flank on July 2,1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gunshot uniform of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, a 24-year old law-clerk and a friend of President Abraham Lincoln. Sent to Alexandria, Virginia, on 24 May 1861, the day after Virginia voted for secession - Ellworth was killed while removing a Confederate flag.  He was the first Union officer to die in the war.  Note the faded wool, the result of removing the bloodstains.

Gunshot uniform of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, a 24-year old law-clerk and a friend of President Abraham Lincoln. Sent to Alexandria, Virginia, on 24 May 1861, the day after Virginia voted for secession - Ellworth was killed while removing a Confederate flag. He was the first Union officer to die in the war. Note the faded wool, the result of removing the bloodstains.

The Stonewall, Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, Virginia. It was behind this wall that Confederate infantry stood and fired on United States Army troops of among others the Irish Brigade.

The Stonewall, Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, Virginia. It was behind this wall that Confederate infantry stood and fired on United States Army troops of among others the Irish Brigade.

(A view of Grant's cabin from the side porch of Appomattox Manor). General Grant’s headquarters was at City Point, Virginia during the siege of Petersburg. Grant placed his tent on the property of Dr. Richard Eppes’ plantation, a prime spot along the James River. He could have taken up residence inside the manor house but chose to live as and among his troops. While Grant was away in Washington on official business, unbeknown to him, many tents were replaced by cabins.

(A view of Grant's cabin from the side porch of Appomattox Manor). General Grant’s headquarters was at City Point, Virginia during the siege of Petersburg. Grant placed his tent on the property of Dr. Richard Eppes’ plantation, a prime spot along the James River. He could have taken up residence inside the manor house but chose to live as and among his troops. While Grant was away in Washington on official business, unbeknown to him, many tents were replaced by cabins.

On the morning of September 17, 1862, about 5:30 a.m., began the battle of Antietam. In the South, also known as the battle of Sharpsburg.  By day’s end, the fighting would result in the bloodiest single-day battle in American History.

On the morning of September 17, 1862, about 5:30 a.m., began the battle of Antietam. In the South, also known as the battle of Sharpsburg. By day’s end, the fighting would result in the bloodiest single-day battle in American History.

Antietam, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. 23,000 were killed in three days of action,

Antietam, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. 23,000 were killed in three days of action,

City Point, Virginia. Railroad yard and transports. It was created between 1861 and 1865.

City Point, Virginia. Railroad yard and transports. It was created between 1861 and 1865.

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