Captain Sally

Conflict: Civil War

Sally Tompkins was no ordinary woman. Not only did she run a hospital with the lowest death rate of any in the Civil War, but she was also the only woman to be commissioned an officer in the Confederate army. … Continue reading

Portraits of Lincoln

Conflict: Civil War

Despite being considered a homely man by many, President Lincoln famously enjoyed having his picture taken. More than 130 of those photographs still exist. Walt Whitman, a well-known poet, became familiar with the president’s appearance as Lincoln passed by Whitman’s … Continue reading