American Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller was shot in the forehead on Sept 1863 at Brock Field at Chickamauga. He lived with an open bullet for many years, with the last pieces of lead dropping out 31 years after he was shot. This picture was taken in
From the look of these Soldiers, this is a late Civil War photo of a battle-hardened Company. A Company would have started with around 100 men, with no replacements. After a hard campaign, between caualties and disease, this is what might be left.
This museum poster shows a rare photo of a woman posing with a rifle, probably near the end of the war. I guess this outfit was what civil-war era people thought a tough, gun-slinging woman would look like. Love the no-hoop dress and fitted top