Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark, 1889 (colour litho)
497521 Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark, 1889 (colour litho) by Kurz and Allison (fl.1880-98); 53x71.3 cm; Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York, USA; (add.info.: On the night of March 6, 1862 Major General Earl Van Dorn set out to outflank the Union position near Pea Ridge, dividing his army into two columns. Learning of Van Dorn's approach, the Federals marched north to meet his advance on March 7. This movement--compounded by the killing of two generals, Brigadier General Ben McCulloch and Brigadier General James McQueen McIntosh, and the capture of their ranking colonel--halted the Rebel attack. Van Dorn led a second column to meet the Federals in the Elkhorn Tavern and Tanyard area. By nightfall, the Confederates controlled Elkhorn Tavern and Telegraph Road. The next day, Major General Samuel R. Curtis, having regrouped and consolidated his army, counterattacked near the tavern and by successfully employing his artillery, slowly forced the Rebels back. Running short of ammunition, Van Dorn abandoned the battlefield. The Union controlled Missouri for the next two years.
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Dead soldiers on the Battlefield of Getyysburg, 1863 (b/w photo)
704026 Dead soldiers on the Battlefield of Getyysburg, 1863 (b/w photo) by Brady, Mathew (1823-96); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1-3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War and is often described as the war's turning point. Union Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, ending Lee's invasion of the North.); Peter Newark Pictures
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Members of the House of Commons who did not sit in the Last Parliament (b/w photo)
1600631 Members of the House of Commons who did not sit in the Last Parliament (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Members of the House of Commons who did not sit in the Last Parliament. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 20 October 1900.
English Photographer (20th Century)); Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection
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