Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
William Steel was a young soldier of the 34th Illinois Infantry Co. F when he was shot 7 times at the Battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862. All color guards and bearers of the flag were killed or wounded. Photographed here years later, three bullets remained in his body the rest of Steel's life.
The Irish Brigade: Gaelic Steel
The Great Sorrow From 1845 to 1852, Ireland had suffered a disaster of biblical proportions. Many called it “The Great Famine;” the Irish called it “An Gorta Mor,” the Great Hunger. Ireland’s...
A Hard Fought German Regiment
The 26th Wisconsin Infantry, a German regiment organized in Milwaukee, Wisconsin left the state for Washington, DC October 6th 1862. The 26th Wisconsin Infantry was made up mostly of men of German decent and was organized at Camp Siegel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They were mustered into the Union Army September 17th 1862 and left for Washington, DC on October 6th 1862. The 26th joined the 11th Corps at Fairfax Court House, Virginia. They saw their first real action in Chancellorsville in May…
Shiloh Battle Honors - Union Flags | Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing
Flag of the 13th Ohio Infantry. At Shiloh the regiment charged the famous Washington battery of New Orleans and after a desperate struggle captured it entirely, but only to lose it as the enemy in larger numbers made a charge and retook their pieces. About 1 p. m., when the last grand advance of the Federal army was made, another attempt was made by the 13th to capture the famous battery. It was successful, and the famed guns were once more the trophies of the regiment.
United States flag, 1865
United States flag, 1865 Charles F. Gunther Collection, 1920.1689 After Lincoln died on the morning of April 15, 1865, a contingent of Union army soldiers stationed at the Petersen House wrapped his remains in an American flag before placing it in a plain pine box for transport to the White House. According to Chicago History Museum records, this is the flag they used.
Historical Flags of Our Ancestors - American Civil War Flags
"Historical Flags of Our Ancestors" contains pictures, brief descriptions and histories of hundreds of historical flags.