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Very Young Confederate Soldier Civil War Artillery Cap | eBay

Very Young Confederate Soldier Civil War Artillery Cap | eBay

Major General George E. Pickett, C.S.A. Known for the futile "Pickett's Charge" across open fields at Gettysburg into the teeth of the Union artillery, he was blamed for the loss of the "flower of the South." Many men died that day including descendants of George Washington. Pickett never recovered as a result of this debacle.

Major General George E. Pickett, C.S.A. Known for the futile "Pickett's Charge" across open fields at Gettysburg into the teeth of the Union artillery, he was blamed for the loss of the "flower of the South." Many men died that day including descendants of George Washington. Pickett never recovered as a result of this debacle.

Rare photo of a Confederate Standard Bearer

Rare photo of a Confederate Standard Bearer

General JEB Stuart. Now this guy was a colorful character if there ever was one. Definitely a history worth reading about if you don't know much about him :-)

General JEB Stuart. Now this guy was a colorful character if there ever was one. Definitely a history worth reading about if you don't know much about him :-)

John Bell Hood, born in Kentucky, graduated West Point in 1853. Hood's Texas Brigade charged and broke the union position at Gaines' Mill, but at the price of every field officer in the brigade, except for him, being killed or wounded. He would fight in most of the large battles of the war and would eventually command the Army of the Tennesee during the disastrous Franklin and Nashville Campaign. Hood would end the war with only 1 good arm and 1 leg and he died in 1879 of yellow fever.

John Bell Hood, born in Kentucky, graduated West Point in 1853. Hood's Texas Brigade charged and broke the union position at Gaines' Mill, but at the price of every field officer in the brigade, except for him, being killed or wounded. He would fight in most of the large battles of the war and would eventually command the Army of the Tennesee during the disastrous Franklin and Nashville Campaign. Hood would end the war with only 1 good arm and 1 leg and he died in 1879 of yellow fever.

hand-colored ambrotype portrait of a Confederate soldier in uniform with a cavalry sword and revolver

hand-colored ambrotype portrait of a Confederate soldier in uniform with a cavalry sword and revolver

"James Dinkins...was sent by his parents to Charlotte, North Carolina Military Institute. He reached there very near his fifteenth birthday. He entered the Confederate Army when he was barely sixteen years of age, was in the first battle of the war and almost the last....He died July 19, 1939, 94 years old." Served in the 18th Mississippi Infantry and the 18th Mississippi Cavalry. One of the few veterans recorded giving a Rebel yell: http://youtu.be/s6jSqt39vFM

"James Dinkins...was sent by his parents to Charlotte, North Carolina Military Institute. He reached there very near his fifteenth birthday. He entered the Confederate Army when he was barely sixteen years of age, was in the first battle of the war and almost the last....He died July 19, 1939, 94 years old." Served in the 18th Mississippi Infantry and the 18th Mississippi Cavalry. One of the few veterans recorded giving a Rebel yell: http://youtu.be/s6jSqt39vFM

Confederate Soldier with carbine, possibly a Maynard Carbine. Many soldiers wore their hats as tri-corns invoking the Revolutionary spirit of '76.

Confederate Soldier with carbine, possibly a Maynard Carbine. Many soldiers wore their hats as tri-corns invoking the Revolutionary spirit of '76.

John Jarrette Member of William Clarke Quantrill’s Guerrillas He Rode with Quantrill during the raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863, and with Bloody Bill Anderson during the massacre at Centralia, Missouri 1864. After the war, Jarrette joined the Jesse James gang, and was a suspect in the robbery of the bank in Kentucky in 1868. In the photo he wears a captured Union waistbelt plate in the photo. via http://thecivilwarparlor.tumblr.com

John Jarrette Member of William Clarke Quantrill’s Guerrillas He Rode with Quantrill during the raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863, and with Bloody Bill Anderson during the massacre at Centralia, Missouri 1864. After the war, Jarrette joined the Jesse James gang, and was a suspect in the robbery of the bank in Kentucky in 1868. In the photo he wears a captured Union waistbelt plate in the photo. via http://thecivilwarparlor.tumblr.com

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