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Andersonville, honoring the ones who died in  that horrible civil war prison where so many died of hunger and disease

Andersonville, honoring the ones who died in that horrible civil war prison where so many died of hunger and disease

Historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Elizabeth Thorn, her husband was away fighting in another part of the country when the fighting broke out at Gettysburg.  Seeing the amount of dead in the fields, she hand dug 91 graves for the fallen from both sides. She was 6 months pregnant.

Historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Elizabeth Thorn, her husband was away fighting in another part of the country when the fighting broke out at Gettysburg. Seeing the amount of dead in the fields, she hand dug 91 graves for the fallen from both sides. She was 6 months pregnant.

Confederate Women My family fought on the Confederate side but I would of been on the Union side. I just wish there would of never been a side or a reason to fight all people should of been free and now we fight wars in foreign lands fo their freedom

Confederate Women My family fought on the Confederate side but I would of been on the Union side. I just wish there would of never been a side or a reason to fight all people should of been free and now we fight wars in foreign lands fo their freedom

Second Lieutenant George A. Custer had his photo taken with ex-classmate, friend, and captured Confederate prisoner, Lt. J.B. Washington, an aide to Gen. Johnston, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862.

Second Lieutenant George A. Custer had his photo taken with ex-classmate, friend, and captured Confederate prisoner, Lt. J.B. Washington, an aide to Gen. Johnston, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862.

The "Bloody Lane" Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland  When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862, cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave 23,000 casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.S. history.

The "Bloody Lane" Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862, cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave 23,000 casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.S. history.

#Women & children dealing with war. The routines of camp life of the 31st Penn. Infantry (later, 82d Penn. Infantry) at Queen's farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum, Washington, D.C., during the Civil War in 1861. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

#Women & children dealing with war. The routines of camp life of the 31st Penn. Infantry (later, 82d Penn. Infantry) at Queen's farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum, Washington, D.C., during the Civil War in 1861. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

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