The [wounded] men are coming on to Philadelphia now, some every week [evacuated from Gettysburg as soon as they could survive the journey.] I cannot go into any hospital here without someone calls me by name.
Jane and Isabella (better known as Bell) Robison spent over four years working as nurses during the American Civil War. Letters addressed to friends and family reveal their personal experiences and feelings during this tumultuous and bloody chapter in American history.
A Civil War soldier stands by a fence in the Peach Orchard, Gettysburg, PA. Note that you cannot see any of the fence behind him, even though the picture was taken with flash. This image is from "HAUNTING AND HISTORY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG". A ghost soldier caught in a bayonet charge in front of the monument to the 24th Michigan of the Iron Brigade at Gettysburg. This image is from "HAUNTING AND HISTORY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG". This blue orb was photographed in one of the aisles at…
ge · 1 hr · European nations sent military observers to learn from both sides during the Amrican Civil War. Pictured here is a group of Foreign Observers with Union General George Stoneman - Falmouth, VA, 1863
Born in 1843 in Casco, Maine, Abial Hall Edwards volunteered to serve in the Union army during the American Civil War, motivated be a dual desire to help preserve the Union and to provide for his younger siblings. He documented his wartime experiences in a series of letters written to his future wife Anna L. Conant from 1861-1866.