The Port Hudson, La., battlefield of 1863, scene of a siege and several assaults, taken by Baton Rouge photographers McPherson and Oliver. Such photos are quite scarce, says Bob Zeller of the Center for Civil War Photography. Robin Crawford owned more than 35 views, a remarkable number.
Before he was president, Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender. During his time in New Salem, Illinois, Lincoln was co-owner of the Berry-Lincoln Store, a general store/drinking establishment, with William Berry. (Follow link to read the story)
Women of the Civil War In remembrance of the Union and Confederate soldiers who served in the American Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs to the Library of Congress.