Edmund Ruffin supposedly fired the first shot at Fort Sumter. With Lee's Surrender at Appomattox, Ruffin committed suicide, shooting himself in the head. Hence, he is often associated with shooting the first and last shots of the Civil War. Picture ca.
A late Civil War photo of a battle-hardened company. A company would have started with around 100 men; there were no replacements. After a hard campaign between casualties and disease, this is what might be left.