Troop A Forrest Camp, Nashville, Tennessee 1917 Confederate Veterans Reunion (colorized)

Confederate Veterans The Gray and the gray. "Confederate veteran reunion, Washington, Their flag indicates they were veterans of Forrest's cavalry from Nashville, Tennessee

Civil War Wednesday: Battle of Chickamauga

Taken on May the Clinch Rifles, a militia unit from Richmond County, Georgia, the day before it was mustered into Confederate service as Company A, Georgia Infantry Regiment.

The 1913 Gettysburg reunion of 53,407 American Civil War veterans was for the Battle of Gettysburg’s 50th anniversary. President Woodrow Wilson’s July 4 reunion address summarized the spirit: “We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgotten—except that we shall not forget the splendid valour.”

“The 1913 Gettysburg reunion of American Civil War veterans was for the Battle of Gettysburg’s anniversary. President Woodrow Wilson’s July 4 reunion address summarized the spirit: “We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms,

20th Maine Reunion Photo at the Devil's Den at Gettysburg - October 1889.

Great Grandfather Captain Joseph B Fitch served in the Maine - Reunion Photo at the Devil's Den at Gettysburg - October

The Confederate POW camp at Andersonville in Georgia

On our way to Charleston, we decided on a slight route change and headed to Andersonville, Georgia. The Confederate POW camp at Andersonville in Georgia is

Civil War Veterans and guests at the 1938 Gettysburg reunion event tent. Original unpublished photo from The Gettysburg Museum Of History Archives.

Civil War Veterans and guests at the 1938 Gettysburg reunion event tent. Original unpublished photo from The Gettysburg Museum Of History Archives. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

General Lee and other former Confederate officers in their first meeting since Appomattox, August 1869 (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

General Lee and his Confederate officers in their first meeting since Appomattox, August This is the only from life photograph of Lee with his Generals in existence, during the war or after.

Confederate Infantry were also known as Johnny Rebs, or Rebels. They were known for their boldness, their courage, and their honor. The Confederates, under the command of such notable generals, as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Nathan Bedford Forest were an extremely formidable foe for any enemy that they encountered.

Confederate States ArmyA group of Confederate soldiers-possibly an artillery unit captured at Island No. 10 and taken at POW Camp Douglas (Chicago);

On April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, effectively ending the war. Throughout the duration of the American Civil War, 360,000 Union troops and 260,000 Confederate troops were killed.

On April Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, effectively ending the war. Throughout the duration of the American Civil War, Union troops and Confederate troops were killed.

Edmund Ruffin - Virginia planter and slaveholder who in the 1850s was a political activist known as one of the Fire-Eaters. He advocated states' rights and justified slavery, arguing for secession years before the Civil War. Ruffin was credited as "firing the first shot of the war" at the Battle of Fort Sumter; he served as a Confederate soldier despite his advanced age. When the war ended in Southern defeat in 1865, he committed suicide rather than submit to "Yankee rule."

Edmund Ruffin - Virginia planter and slaveholder who in the 1850s was a political activist known as one of the Fire-Eaters. He advocated states' rights and justified slavery, arguing for secession years before the Civil War. Ruffin was credited as "firing the first shot of the war" at the Battle of Fort Sumter; he served as a Confederate soldier despite his advanced age. When the war ended in Southern defeat in 1865, he committed suicide rather than submit to "Yankee rule."

Confederate Battle Flag captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863, by the Wisconsin 6th regiment.

Image of Confederate Battle Flag Confederate Battle Flag captured at the Battle of Gettysburg WI

Confederate Calvary Veterans.  This group of men from the CSA Calvary joined for a reunion in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 9, 1921.  It's great how many of them still have their full grey uniforms intact some 60-years after the war.  (credit:  HULTON-DEUTSCH/CORBIS)

On November 1921 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Confederate cavalry veterans gather at a reunion.

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