Presentation on theme: "This was the home to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and became known as the White House of the Confederacy."— Presentation transcript:
This was the home to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and became known as the White House of the Confederacy.
General Edwin V. Sumner and his staff at a home in Warrenton, VA
Brigadier General Charles Thomas, Assistant Quartermaster General and other staff on steps of Quartermaster General's office, Corcoran's Building, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
The damaged Marye house, with rifle pits in front. Twice the focal point of major attacks by the Union army, Marye's Heights ranks among the foremost landmarks in American military history. On December 13, 1862, during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside assailed the ridge with nine divisions totaling 30,000 men. Confederate William Miller Owen watched as line after line of Union soldiers surged toward the ridge. "What a magnificent sight it is!" he marveled."We have never witnessed such a battle-array before; long lines following one another, of brigade front. It seemed like a huge blue serpent about to encompass and crush us in its folds...." Miller's fears were unfounded. Not a single Union soldier reached the heights, though 8,000 fell in the attempt. Five months later, Union troops again stormed the heights. General Robert E. Lee had taken most of the Confederate army west to Chancellorsville, leaving only a skeleton force to hold the high ground behind Fredericksburg. In a brief but fierce struggle, Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick's Sixth Corps carried the heights on May 3, 1863, only to have the Confederates retake them the following day.
General Robert E. Lee's home in Richmond, VA (707 E. Franklin Street) - (the middle one)
President Lincoln visits General McClellan after the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg). It is VERY interesting to note that although General McClellan had his headquarters at the Pry House, too many people complained that he was too far from the battlefield during the fighting and when he heard that the President was coming to visit him he moved his headquarters to a home much closer to where the fighting took place. This home is on the Grove Farm just west of Sharpsburg on Route 34.
Meade's headquarters (the Leister House) along the Taneytown Road in Gettysburg.
Monumental Church in Richmond, VA. On this location on December 26, 1811 stood the Richmond Theater in which over 600 people were attending a play. During the play a horrible fire broke out and in the panic that ensued, almost all that were inside the theater perished in the fire. This church was built on this location to honor their memory and in the portico's center, there is a tomb which contains the remains of those that perished which combines a sarcophagus type base with a Roman-inspired urn. The names of the victims are carved into the walls of the tomb.
"Council of War": Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (sitting near the twin trees with his legs crossed), Gen. George G. Meade (far left with the slouch hat), Assistant Secretary of War Charles A. Dana, and numerous staff officers
General George G. Meade and staff on steps of Wallack's house in Culpeper, VA
One of the most famous photos to come from the Battle of Gettysburg "The Harvest of Death" by Timothy O'Sullivan
Group of "contrabands" at Foller's house in Cumberland Landing, VA taken on May 14, 1862.
John C. Howard's stable on G Street between 6th and 7th in Washington, D.C. (where John H. Surratt kept horses before leaving town on April 1, 1865
A dead Confederate soldier in Gettysburg dear Devil's Den. It has been pretty much confirmed that this is the soldier that Alexander Gardner dragged to the sniper's den.
Clerks in front of office of Commissary General of Prisoners, F St. at 20th NW in Washington, D.C. This building is still there and part of the campus of the George Washington University.
Headquarters of Gen. Robert E. Lee on the Chambersburg Pike in Gettysburg, PA
Twin houses on battlefield, with 32-pdr. field howitzer in foreground at Seven Pines, VA just outside of Richmond, VA
The Washington Monument on the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol Building in Richmond, VA. It is interesting to note that this statue was designed with the intention of being the tomb for George Washington.