American Civil War
*UNION GEN.GEORGE GORDON MEADE~ +the Army of the Potomac received a“Thanks of Congress”Jan.28,1864 for their part in the Battle of Gettysburg,a series of resolutions passed by the U.S.Congress for victories or impressive military actions,which began during the American RevolutionaryWar+were often accompanied by a commemorative medal...
Rear Adm. David G. Farragut - During the Battle of Mobile Bay, Farragut declares, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" The strategy of having 18 ships run a gauntlet of mines may seem rash. However, all but one ship made it through the channel into the Bay. Then again, the crew of the USS Tecumseh, which sank leading the attack, may not agree.
Photo shows soldiers who posed for the Linns, who left Ohio to photograph the Army of the Cumberland. In late 1863, after the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, the pair set up a studio near Point Lookout. Here they photographed the western Union armies as they concentrated for an advance on Atlanta.