“Here’s Your Mule”

Here's-Your-Mule

Undated photograph of a white mule, cart and driver; written below the photograph is “Here’s Your Mule”, *Cart*Driver* Ft. Leavenworth, KS.” Built in 1827, Fort Leavenworth was the oldest active military installation west of the Missouri River. During the Civil War, Leavenworth was used as a mustering and training area for Kansas volunteers and as ...

13th Illinois Infantry

13th Illinois Infantry in Camp.

Camp photograph of the 13th Illinois Infantry, also known as “Fremont’s Grey Hounds,” at Helena, Arkansas; while the photograph is undated, the 13th Illinois was camped at Helena from July through December 1862. The trees in the background indicate the photograph may have been taken that fall. The 13th Illinois left Helena ...

16th Missouri Infantry Reunion

Reunion of the survivors of Company A, 16th Missouri Infantry.

Photograph taken on October 20, 1897, of a reunion of the survivors of Company A, 16th Missouri Infantry. The 16th Missouri Infantry was a Confederate regiment organized in August 1862 as the 7th Missouri Infantry; it was redesignated the 16th Missouri Infantry in January 1864. The 16th fought in the battles of Lone ...

17th Missouri Infantry Broadside

A wartime broadside dedicated “To the Memory of the Killed & Wounded of the 17th Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry.”

This wartime broadside designed by Lieutenant Rob J. Fischer, at Camp Sherman, Mississippi, during July or August 1863, was dedicated “To the Memory of the Killed & Wounded of the 17th Reg. Mo. Vol. Inf.” The broadside lists the battles in which the regiment took part, and those killed and wounded in action. ...

1st Iowa Cavalry Officers

1ST IOWA CAVALRY OFFICERS

Group photograph, consisting of five 1st Iowa Cavalry officers; front row, seated, left to right are Captain Thomas Jones, Major John McDermott, and Captain T.A. Bereman; back row, standing, are Lieutenant Samuel T. Craig and Major Charles Lothrop. Thomas Jones, a native of Pennsylvania and resident of Towanda, Illinois, enlisted on June 13, 1861 as a ...

26th Missouri Infantry Officers

Six officers from the 26th Missouri Infantry.

The 26th Missouri infantry organized from September to December 1861. The regiment fought at New Madrid, Island No. 10, Iuka, Corinth, the siege of Vicksburg, and Missionary Ridge, and participated in Sherman’s “March to the Sea” and the Carolinas Campaign. The 26th Missouri Infantry was mustered out on August 13, 1865. Photographed are six officers from ...

2nd Missouri Cavalry Reunion, Bethany, Mo.

Photograph of Merrill's Horse Regiment Veterans in three rows.

Undated post-Civil War photograph of a reunion of the survivors of the 2nd Missouri Cavalry, also known as “Merrill’s Horse,” at Bethany, Missouri. While the date of the photograph is unknown, the 2nd Missouri Cavalry held reunions in Bethany in 1890, 1895 and 1897. Image Courtesy Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield; WICR 11565

2nd Wisconsin Cavalry at Benton Barracks

A picture of the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry standing outside of Benton Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri.

Located on the north side of St. Louis, Benton Barracks was one of the most important Union Army training camps in Missouri during the Civil War. The 150-acre complex was established in 1861, and contained barracks, warehouses, and numerous other buildings. A number of Missouri Union regiments were organized there, including some of the state’s ...

3rd Arkansas State Troops

Company B, 3rd Akransas State Troops standing in a street.

On the morning of May 4, 1861, a company of Arkansas State Troops known as the Hempstead Rifles prepared to leave for the Civil War. Standing in front of the Jones Hotel in Washington, Arkansas, the men of Company B were given a flag in a presentation ceremony. That afternoon, accompanied by the ...

5th U.S. Infantry Officers

Photograph of Barnaabay D. Palmer, A. Dutcher, T. Mower McDougall, and Howard Williams all seated in their uniforms.

Group photograph of four company officers of the 5th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, identified by number. The 5th was composed of former Confederate prisoners of war who enlisted in U.S. regiments to fight Native Americans. Organized at Alton and Camp Douglas (Chicago), Illinois, from March to May 1865, the regiment moved to Fort Leavenworth and ...

Abel, Thomas & William Kretzinger

Thomas Abel seated on the left next to William Kretzinger.

Photograph of Captain Thomas Abel (left) and Lieutenant William O. Kretzinger, officers in the 56th U. S. Colored Infantry. Thomas Abel was born in Canada on February 15, 1837; he enlisted as a private in Company A, 4th Iowa Cavalry on September 9, 1861, at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and was assigned to General Samuel Curtis as ...

Abel, Zianna

Image of Zianna Abel.

Photograph taken in 1860 of Zianna Locke, who married Thomas Abel on May 4, 1865, in Decatur, Illinois. Zianna also went by the name of Dana. The photograph has Locke’s name and date written on the bottom. Thomas Abel was a captain of Companies B and I, 56th U. S. Colored Infantry. Mrs. ...

Alexander, David

David Alexander standing.

David Alexander, age twenty-two, enlisted on June 15, 1861, in Company G, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, at Fort Smith, Arkansas. The next day he was elected a second lieutenant. Shortly afterward, Alexander fatally stabbed one of his enlisted men in an altercation and was cashiered from the army. Tintype by Unknown Photographer Image Courtesy Wilson’s ...

Ambulance

Two men standing next to ambulance wagon.

Photograph of an army ambulance being loaded with wounded soldiers. Image caption reads, "Grandfather York with his ambulance during the Civil War." Typical army ambulances were wagons covered with a canvas cover, pulled by horses or mules, with room for two to four stretchers and one or two walking wounded. Lacking springs or other ...