It was mandated by the slave owner that one of the slave's (black) breast be reserved to feed the white child. But if she switched up and let her black baby suckle from the same breast as the white baby, she would be whipped. Because it was like them sharing the same water fountain.
"The most famous of the dozens of young drummer boys was Johnny Clem of Newark, Ohio He went to war at the age of ten. Clem made the army a career, and he retired in 1916 with the rank of major general after 55 years of service. He died in San Antonio, TX
“The 1913 Gettysburg reunion of American Civil War veterans was for the Battle of Gettysburg’s anniversary. President Woodrow Wilson’s July 4 reunion address summarized the spirit: “We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms,
Pennsylvania Civil War 150 FB page: This photo, from the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, shows Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran.
A remarkable photo of Dutch Gap, Virginia. Picket station of Colored troops near Dutch Gap canal. It was made in The illustration documents two black soldiers firing their rifles. These are likely runaway slaves who joined the union army.