Civil War Heroes
Civil War Virtual Museum | Major Guerrilla Warfare Actions | John Nichols - shown here as a prisoner with leg irons attached to a ball & chain. He was executed at Jefferson City, MO on 30 Oct 1863. Nichols, along with James Johnson became one of the smallest guerrilla bands operating in Northwest MO. They caused so much trouble that Union authorities had at one time issued a "shoot on sight" order against both men.
ornamentedbeing: Vivandieres have an interesting role in the American Civil War. These brave women traveled with soldiers as mascots or nurses; there are even cases where they fought alongside their male counterparts. A vivandiere could provide creature comforts to the soldiers. Officially during the Civil War, the term Vivandiere is usually applied only to women who served with Zouaves. The term “Vivandiere”, is derived from a mixture of French and Latin, which literally means “hospitalit...
The photo was taken in 1910. It’s the last photograph taken of Florence Nightingale. (It's rare: she was reluctant throughout her life to be photographed.) It shows 90 year old Florence in her bedroom at her home in London. The photo was taken by Lizzie Caswall Smith. On the back of the photo Smith wrote, “Taken just before she died, house near Park Lane. The only photograph I ever took out of studio. I shall never forget the experience.”