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Confederate guerrillas on the Missouri-Kansas border

Confederate guerrillas on the Missouri-Kansas border--inspiration for the "bushwhackers" who attacked Maggie's farm after her brothers left to join the Irish Brigade

Malinda Blalock was a female soldier during the American Civil War who fought bravely on both sides. When the war started, rather than be separated from her husband Keith, she decided to disguise herself as a man and join the army too. She was officially registered on March 20, 1862, as “Samuel ‘Sammy’ Blalock” – claiming to be the older brother of her husband. Her registration papers are one of the few surviving records of female soldiers in the Civil War. Malinda was a good soldier and her…

Sarah Malinda Pritchard, perhaps the most famous female Civil War soldier, served alongside her husband in the Confederate army as Pvt. Samuel Blalock (Co. F, North Carolina), but later assisted the Union military

William Quantrill - Confederate Guerrilla- Leader of the most savage fighting unit in the Civil War, William Quantrill developed a style of guerrilla warfare that terrorized civilians and soldiers alike.

Early photo of Captain William Quantrill - Confederate Guerrilla- Leader of the most savage fighting unit in the Civil War, William Quantrill developed a style of guerrilla warfare that terrorized civilians and soldiers alike.

Details from a photograph of Confederate prisoners captured during the Overland Campaign, White House Landing, Virginia, June 1864. Source.

Details from a photograph of Confederate prisoners captured during the Overland Campaign, White House Landing, Virginia, June Source.

The photograph presents General George E. Pickett sitting in Confederate Uniform. General Pickett is famous for Pickett's Charge at the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, where his regiment charged a Union Entrenched Position across an open field. Most of his regiment was lost, but the charge goes down as one of the bravest and most heroic events of all history. Photo ca. 1860-65

Major General George E. Pickett, of the Confederate States of America; Most famous for "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg 1863

11 year old drummer in the 56th VA

This young Virginian, William Nelson Boswell entered the Confederate service at eleven years of age as a drummer in the Virginia. His soldierly.

In a nutshell, the difference between Union and Confederate tombstones is the top of the stone. Union tombstones, such as that of Chas. Fetters, have rounded tops. Confederate tombstones, like that of Sgt. R. Shipp, have pointed tops.

In a nutshell, the difference between Union and Confederate tombstones is the top of the stone. Union tombstones, such as that of Chas. Fetters, have rounded tops. Confederate tombstones, like that of Sgt. R. Shipp, have pointed tops.

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