Let Us Cross Over The River

By order of the commanding general, I am here to remedy the lack of Civil War blogs on Tumblr. If you have any interest in the Civil War (vaguely interested/mildy/obsessed/fanatical), then this can be your headquarters. If you have any inquiries or questions, I'll be here. Both Yankees and Rebs accepted of course! Maj. Gen. KathyRose (well, okay, I'm a 19 year old English girl but no one has to know that!) Personal blog if anybody's interested: http://amildlookingsky.tumblr.com/

letuscrossovertheriver:

August 28th-30th, 1862 

The forces of Union Maj. Gen. John Pope and Confederate Gen. Robert E Lee and Maj. Gen. Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson clash in the Second Battle of Bull Run, or Second Manassas. On the 28th, fighting rages around Brawner’s Farm, ending in a stalemate. Pope launches attacks on Jackson throughout the second day, apparently unaware of the arrival of fresh Confederate troops under Maj. Gen. Longstreet, who counteract ferociously on the 30th. The battle ends with Pope retreating and Lee pursuing. (x) (x) (x

47burlm:


Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg
**note** the Battle of Gettysburg took place in July 1863, so these men would have been in their 90’s when this picture was taken

47burlm:

Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg

**note** the Battle of Gettysburg took place in July 1863, so these men would have been in their 90’s when this picture was taken

chubachus:

Two Union officers who were also members of French royalty Prince Robert (Duke of Chartres, far left) and Prince Philippe (Count of Paris, center) playing dominoes with friends at Camp Winfield Scott in Yorktown, Virginia, 1862. Their uncle, François d’Orléans (Prince of Joinville), is sitting at right wearing checkered pants. By James F. Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.
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chubachus:

Two Union officers who were also members of French royalty Prince Robert (Duke of Chartres, far left) and Prince Philippe (Count of Paris, center) playing dominoes with friends at Camp Winfield Scott in Yorktown, Virginia, 1862. Their uncle, François d’Orléans (Prince of Joinville), is sitting at right wearing checkered pants. By James F. Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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chubachus:

A group of mostly African American Union soldiers guarding a section of Union siege line fortifications during the Siege of Petersburg, August 7, 1864. A number of them are looking towards what might be Confederate lines in the background. By Timothy O’Sullivan. Animated stereoview.
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chubachus:

A group of mostly African American Union soldiers guarding a section of Union siege line fortifications during the Siege of Petersburg, August 7, 1864. A number of them are looking towards what might be Confederate lines in the background. By Timothy O’Sullivan. Animated stereoview.

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