Robert Anderson (1805 - 1871) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War. He is most known for his command of Fort Sumter during the beginning of the war. He is referred to as Major Robert Anderson for his rank at Fort Sumter.

Major Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson (1805 - 1871) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War. He is most known for…

Union soldiers being held at Andersonville, a Confederate prison.

Union Prisoners Confined at the Confederate Prison at Andersonville

Union soldiers being held at Andersonville, a Confederate prison.

Shows empty rural area, with a column of troops moving over a bridge.

Battlefield of Antietam

Shows empty rural area, with a column of troops moving over a bridge.

Showing the Battle for Atlanta, which Sherman won for the Union during the Civil War.

Battle of Atlanta

Showing the Battle for Atlanta, which Sherman won for the Union during the Civil War.

Attack on the Union troops in Baltimore.

Attack in Baltimore

Attack on the Union troops in Baltimore.

Column of troops with wagons marching through the woods.

Marching to the Battlefield - Ball's Bluff

Column of troops with wagons marching through the woods.

Prominent among the Knights of Labor union.

T. B. Barry

Prominent among the Knights of Labor union.

(1818-1893) Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard was a general for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, writer, civil servant, and inventor.

Pierre Beauregard

(1818-1893) Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard was a general for the Confederate Army during the American…

Group of soldiers escorting a corpse on a wagon.

Duryea's Zouaves at Big Bethel Brining Off Grebel's Body

Group of soldiers escorting a corpse on a wagon.

(1810-1883) Judge that struggled to maintain the Union during the Civil War.

Jeremiah Black

(1810-1883) Judge that struggled to maintain the Union during the Civil War.

Peace between the Union and the Confederate States of America.

Blue and Gray

Peace between the Union and the Confederate States of America.

The first assistant corresponding secretary of the Woman's National Christian Temperance Union.

Sarah Knowles Bolton

The first assistant corresponding secretary of the Woman's National Christian Temperance Union.

Lawyer and congressman who served during the Civil War for the Union.

General E. S. Bragg

Lawyer and congressman who served during the Civil War for the Union.

(1818-1898) General that helped organize Union troops in the Civil War.

General Buell

(1818-1898) General that helped organize Union troops in the Civil War.

Burnside's Bridge is a landmark on the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland. During the Battle of Antietam of the Civil War, the bridge played a key role in September of 1862 when a small number of Confederate soldiers from Georgia for several hours held off repeated attempts by elements of the Union Army to take the bridge by force. The Federals seized it but not before the attack was delayed for several hours beyond what Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside had expected. The bridge now bears Burnside's name.

Burnside's Bridge

Burnside's Bridge is a landmark on the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland. During…

Daniel Adams Butterfield (October 31, 1831 – July 17, 1901) was a New York businessman, a Union General in the American Civil War, and Assistant U.S. Treasurer in New York.

Daniel Butterfield

Daniel Adams Butterfield (October 31, 1831 – July 17, 1901) was a New York businessman, a Union…

Castle Thunder, one of the Confederate prisons known for its abominable conditions.

Castle Thunder, Richmond, VA, Where Union Prisoners Were Confined

Castle Thunder, one of the Confederate prisons known for its abominable conditions.

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 18-20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in south-central Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

Battle of Chickamauga

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 18-20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in south-central…

Depiction of a Civil War battle.

Civil War Battle

Depiction of a Civil War battle.

(1827-1863) Civil War union general

Michael Corcoran

(1827-1863) Civil War union general

(1829-1890) Soldier that commanded Union troops during the Civil War.

General Crook

(1829-1890) Soldier that commanded Union troops during the Civil War.

"Congress also enacted that the Union Flag should be 'thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and thirteen whtie stars on a blue field.'"—Taylor, 1900

Union Flag

"Congress also enacted that the Union Flag should be 'thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and…

Fort Donelson and Fort Heiman, two sites of the American Civil War Forts Henry and Donelson Campaign, in which Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Admiral Andrew Hull Foote captured three forts, opened two rivers, and received national recognition for victories in February 1862, the first major Union victories of the war.

Fort Donelson

Fort Donelson and Fort Heiman, two sites of the American Civil War Forts Henry and Donelson Campaign,…

Confederate forces bombarding Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861

Bombardment of Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861

Confederate forces bombarding Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861

The bombardment of Fort Wagner, infantry in trenches.

Bombardment of Fort Wagner

The bombardment of Fort Wagner, infantry in trenches.

Depiction of the battle on the Mississippi between Confederate and Union forces at Forts Jackson and St. Philip.

Passage of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip

Depiction of the battle on the Mississippi between Confederate and Union forces at Forts Jackson and…

"General John C. Fremont was head of the Western department during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

General John C. Fremont

"General John C. Fremont was head of the Western department during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin…

(1815-1872) The first mayor of San Francisco and General in the Union during the Civil War.

General Geary

(1815-1872) The first mayor of San Francisco and General in the Union during the Civil War.

Depiction of the battle of Gettysburg.

Battle of Gettysburg

Depiction of the battle of Gettysburg.

General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union Army.

General Ulysses Grant

General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union Army.

General Ulysses S. Grant, who alsoserved as the eighteenth president of the United States.

Ulysses S Grant

General Ulysses S. Grant, who alsoserved as the eighteenth president of the United States.

Gunboat fight during the Civil War.

Gunboat Fight

Gunboat fight during the Civil War.

Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 - October 31, 1879) was a career United States Army officer, fought in the Mexican-American War, and was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Joseph Hooker

Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 - October 31, 1879) was a career United States Army officer, fought…

(1830-1909) Union soldier who was a part of Stonewall's attack and led troops in Sherman's March to the Sea

General O. O. Howard

(1830-1909) Union soldier who was a part of Stonewall's attack and led troops in Sherman's March to…

Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 - October 26, 1909) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General in the American Civil War.

Oliver Otis Howard During the Civil War

Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 - October 26, 1909) was a career United States Army officer and…

The first recording secretary of the Woman's National Christian of the Temperance Union.

Mary C. Johnson

The first recording secretary of the Woman's National Christian of the Temperance Union.

Fastening designed to unite abutting ends of rail.

Rail Joint

Fastening designed to unite abutting ends of rail.

(1815-1862) Soldier in Mexican War and Civil War for the Union

Philip Kearny

(1815-1862) Soldier in Mexican War and Civil War for the Union

The sinking of the Alabama by the Union Kearsarge. Some Confederates aboard the Alabama escaped to England aboard the nearby British yacht Deerhound.

Kearsarge Sinking the Alabama

The sinking of the Alabama by the Union Kearsarge. Some Confederates aboard the Alabama escaped to England…

General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick.

Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick.

Label of the International Ladies' Garmet Workers Union.

Union label

Label of the International Ladies' Garmet Workers Union.

"Perfiolate leaf, caused by the union of the lobes of the leaves."—Darby, 1855

Perfiolate Leaf

"Perfiolate leaf, caused by the union of the lobes of the leaves."—Darby, 1855

Confederate General Lee surrendering to Union General Grant.

Lee Surrenders to Grant

Confederate General Lee surrendering to Union General Grant.

A medal awarded to brave Union soldiers in the Civil War.

Lincoln Medal

A medal awarded to brave Union soldiers in the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, and president of the Union during the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, and president of the Union during the Civil…

(1809-1865) U.S. President 1960-1865

Abraham Lincoln

(1809-1865) U.S. President 1960-1865

Confederate and Union forces clash at Lookout Mountain.

Battle of Lookout Mountain

Confederate and Union forces clash at Lookout Mountain.

The seal of the state of Louisiana. The seal shows a pelican in her piety, feeding her young with her own blood. This image is surrounded with the state motto, "Union, justice, and confidence."

Seal of Louisiana

The seal of the state of Louisiana. The seal shows a pelican in her piety, feeding her young with her…

"Captain Nathaniel Lyon fought for the Union during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Captain Nathaniel Lyon

"Captain Nathaniel Lyon fought for the Union during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Scene from a Civil War Battle,.

Battle of Malvern Hill

Scene from a Civil War Battle,.

Soldiers on the march in a storm during the Civil War.

March in the Storm

Soldiers on the march in a storm during the Civil War.

It is four o'clock in the afternoon when a messenger rides up to the house of Captain Knott V. Martin. The captain has killed a pig and is ready to dress it, when the messenger hands him a slip of paper. With knife in hand he reads it: "You are ordered to appear with your company on Boston Common at the earliest possible moment." He throws down his knife to put on the uniform. Mrs. Martin asks what he will do with the pig and Captain Martin says the pig isn't important anymore. Not an instant does he wait; the members of his company must be summoned, his knapsack packed.

Captain Knott V. Martin's Pig

It is four o'clock in the afternoon when a messenger rides up to the house of Captain Knott V. Martin.…

The Massachusetts Sixth is the first to leave to save Washington from the Confederates. However, they have trouble in Baltimore on their journey where they are attacked by the Confederates.

Massachusetts Sixth Attacked When Marching Through Baltimore

The Massachusetts Sixth is the first to leave to save Washington from the Confederates. However, they…

Alexander McDowell McCook (April 22, 1831 – June 12, 1903) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War.

Alexander McDowell McCook

Alexander McDowell McCook (April 22, 1831 – June 12, 1903) was a career United States Army officer…

Edward Moody McCook (June 15. 1833 – September 9, 1909) was a lawyer, politician, distinguished Union cavalry general in the American Civil War, American diplomat, and Governor of the Territory of Colorado.

Edward M. McCook

Edward Moody McCook (June 15. 1833 – September 9, 1909) was a lawyer, politician, distinguished Union…

General George Meade of the Union Army, known for his defeat of General Lee at Gettysberg.

General George Meade

General George Meade of the Union Army, known for his defeat of General Lee at Gettysberg.

(1815-1872) U.S. general during the Civil War, born in Spain

General George G. Meade

(1815-1872) U.S. general during the Civil War, born in Spain

The Mississippi at Port Hudson, Louisiana.

Mississippi at Port Hudson

The Mississippi at Port Hudson, Louisiana.

"General Mitchel, born at Morganfield, Union County, Ky., August 28th, 1809, died at Hilton Head, S. C., October 30th, 1862, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1829. Immediately after his graduation he was made assistant professor of mathematics at the Military Academy, which position he held for two years, when he was assigned to duty at Fort Marion, St. Augustine, Fla. He soon resigned and moved to Cincinnati, where he commenced the study of law and was admitted to the bar. In 1861 he entered the Civil War in the cause of the Union, and was placed in command of a division of General Buell's army. He served with the Army of the Ohio during the campaigns of Tennessee and Northern Alabama, and reached the brevet title of major general of volunteers, April 11th, 1862. Afterward he was placed in command of the Department of the South at Hilton Hed, S. C., where he was fatally stricken with yellow fever in the prime of his career." —Leslie, 1896

General Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel

"General Mitchel, born at Morganfield, Union County, Ky., August 28th, 1809, died at Hilton Head, S.…

Famous Stalemate between the Monitor and Merrimac.

Moniter and Merrimac

Famous Stalemate between the Monitor and Merrimac.