The Sharps Rifle and California Joe | Small Arms & Edged Weapons
(PVT Truman Head) was the most famous of the Berdan Sharpshooters and personally purchased his Sharps Rifle. This inspired the unit members to demand the Sharps Rifle.
Lieutenant General John Bell Hood (1831-1879) was the second and most famous commander of the Texas Brigade. He was a West Point graduate (Class of 1853) and was a career army officer before the Civil War. He was appointed colonel of the 4th Texas Infantry Regiment on September 30, 1861. He commanded the Texas Brigade from February 20, 1862 until after the Seven Days Battles were completed in July, 1862. This view was taken circa the 1860s.
Soldiers on Atietam Battlefield
Soldiers on the Battlefield of Antietam - Antietam, Maryland. General John C. Caldwell and staff on battlefield. It was taken in 1862 by Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882. The image shows United States troops. A US Battle Flag is seen behind the men.
The Civil War warriors: Fascinating photographs of the Union generals who kept the U.S. together 150 years ago
The pictures, taken by Mathew Brady, document the leading generals on the Union side of the conflict, including overall commander - and later President - Ulysses S. Grant.
John S. Mosby in 1863. Mosby, a lawyer, joined the Confederate army when he was 28 and married with two children. He served under cavalry commander Capt. J.E.B. Stuart, a man his own age and one he came to idolize. He was Stuart’s scout on his famous 100-mile ride around Union Gen. George B. McClellan’s army in June 1862.