From Slave To Soldier

This photograph of a young black Union army drummer named Jackson was circulated all across the North, together with a photograph of the same young man dressed in the rags he had been wearing when he showed up behind Union lines as an escaped slave. Some white Northerners doubted that former slaves could be turned into disciplined soldiers. The pair of photographs were shown to convince those doubters that slaves could be trained to fight for the freedom of others in bondage.

The horsemen

The american civil war was the last large conflict in world history in which soldiers on horseback played an important part. Cavalrymen scouted out the positions and movements of enemy armies. They made shock attacks — the famous cavalry charges that could break up infantry formations. If an enemy army retreated, cavalry troops were expected to pursue and harass it. Additionally, horse soldiers were used as

Colt revolver

Colt revolver

18-gauge shotgun barrel

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18-gauge shotgun barrel

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