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1859. Deux ans avant le début de la guerre de Sécession, Sarah Brown se résigne à finir seule et passe son existence à aider les esclaves à fuir grâce à des cartes secrètes qu'elle dissimule dans ses dessins. 2014. Eden et son mari achète une maison à Charleston. Alors qu'elle visite la demeure, elle tombe sur une tête de poupée dans laquelle se trouve une mystérieuse clé.

Henry Howe Cook- Co. D, Williamson Grays, 1st Tennessee, April, 1861. Henry Cook was 17 years old when this photograph was taken, just before leaving his home in Franklin.

Tennessee Secession Cockade. "Made by my mother and worn by me."

During the Civil War Martha Washington's home, White House on the Pamunkey, became headquarters of General George B. McClellan. During the Peninsula Campaign the Army of the Potomac had an immense supply line stretching from White House Landing on the Pamunkey River to the front lines nearly a dozen miles to the west. Before and after photos from The Library of Congress show the result of the Federal occupation. http://asoldiersfriend.com/products.htm

Matthew Brady was the original war-time photographer. His images of the Civil War brought home the carnage in a way the public had never before seen. Our country was awash in the blood of half a million Americans for 4 years, and Brady commemorated the whole mess, from the Generals on their warhorses to the soldiers blown apart on the battlefields. His imagery brought home the horror in a way nothing before had, and set a high standard for many years to come. http://www.mathewbrady.com/

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*DR.SAMUEL MUDD~After assassinating Lincoln,Booth rode w/DavidHerold toMudd’s home in the early hrs of the15th for surgery on his fx leg,before crossing intoVA.Some time that day,Mudd must have learned of the assassin.,but did not reportBooth’s visit to the authorities for24hrs.This appeared to link him to the crime,as did his various changes of story under interrogation+he was arrested.A military commission found him guilty of aiding+conspiring in a murder+he was sentenced to life…

Missouri’s preeminent leader of the Southern cause during the Civil War, Price was a Virginia native who came to Missouri in 1831 and prospered as a tobacco farmer, businessman, and Democratic politician. He commanded the field forces of the pro-secessionist Missouri State Guard and later won a commission in the Confederate army. ©Missouri History Museum

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As Fort McAllister fell to the Union Army of Gen. William T. Sherman days before Christmas in 1864, one of his artillery officers seized the Confederate flag of a vanquished company of Georgia riflemen. The officer carried the silk banner home to Maine as a souvenir, and it stayed in his family for three generations in a box along with a handwritten note: “To be return to Savannah or Atlanta sometime.”

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Virginia secession cockade. Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary