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Fort Sumter as seen from Morris Island, Charleston harbor, S.C.

Fort Sumter as seen from Morris Island, Charleston harbor, S.C.

The Bullet That Killed Abraham Lincoln

The Bullet That Killed Abraham Lincoln

The Bullet That Killed Abraham Lincoln - OMG. (reverent pause). I read the personal account of one of the doctors present at the treatment of Lincoln's wounds. It was terrible. Back then, they didn't know that washing your hands was important. Urgh.

Perhaps the most dramatic of the war’s first photographic views is this study of…

Perhaps the most dramatic of the war’s first photographic views is this study of…

"Sallie rests at the foot of the 11th PA infantry monument in Gettysburg. Sallie was a brindle pit bull who fought the civil war with the men of her infantry and when many of them were killed and wounded, she was recovered from the scene protecting her dead and dying men."

"Sallie rests at the foot of the 11th PA infantry monument in Gettysburg. Sallie was a brindle pit bull who fought the civil war with the men of her infantry and when many of them were killed and wounded, she was recovered from the scene protecting her dead and dying men."

Sumter Guards uniform coat, c. 1865 worn by D. Huger Bacot (Charleston, 1847-1920), who entered into Confederate service as a Citadel cadet. After the war, Bacot remained in the Sumter Guards, becoming its captain until April 1, 1876. The light blue facings indicate infantry.

Sumter Guards uniform coat, c. 1865 worn by D. Huger Bacot (Charleston, 1847-1920), who entered into Confederate service as a Citadel cadet. After the war, Bacot remained in the Sumter Guards, becoming its captain until April 1, 1876. The light blue facings indicate infantry.

Brooks Artillery banner, 1861-1865. This banner was used by Colonel Alfred Rhett's unit organized on the eve of the Civil War as the 1st Brigade, South Carolina Artillery. Given to them by "patriotic ladies of Charleston," the flag has the names of the battles in which the unit fought stitched into its field. Charleston Museum

Brooks Artillery banner, 1861-1865. This banner was used by Colonel Alfred Rhett's unit organized on the eve of the Civil War as the 1st Brigade, South Carolina Artillery. Given to them by "patriotic ladies of Charleston," the flag has the names of the battles in which the unit fought stitched into its field. Charleston Museum

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