This week in 1864, it was mandated by Acting Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes of the Army Medical Museum (now NMHM) that pathological specimens from the battlefields be prepared and shipped to the museum. Influx of these deliveries increased particularly after gruesome battles, and it was shortly after the battle of Gettysburg that the museum received the leg of Major General Daniel Sickles in a box.
#CivilWarMedicine #CivilWar #MilitaryMedicine #ArmyMedicalMuseum #MedicalMuseum #Museum #NMHM
(This image was made using Instagram: skeletal remains on display in the Civil War Medicine exhibit; Sickles’ leg on display.)
Something I do to relax is drive. Driving is relaxing to me. Sounds strange but it is. Mostly driving country or back county roads. I love history and obviously my home states history is something I enjoy discovering. I love to venture out and locate historical sites, homes, trails etc while also finding old barns, farms and homesteads. Many times I just happen to stumble across old towns or historic sites while out driving. Today was one of those days.
I decided to follow some of the original Santa Fe Trail route. The area is where I got married and I born/grew up/live about 15 minutes to the North of the trail. While I was out I stumbled across a town called Brooklyn, which is nothing but a bean field now. I've actually seen the name of this town appear in a local newspaper from the early 1900s that in the community news section. Obviously people still inhabited the area even after Quantrills raid on Lawrence and surrounding communities. With that said, I had no idea where the original town site was until today.
Over the years my husband and I have ventured out and found historic sites in and around mostly Kansas, Missouri and Northwestern Arkansas. It makes me eager to get back out on weekend trips again.
#kansas #kansashistory #quantrill
#lawrence #quantrillsraid #rural #history #civilwar #smalltown #smalltownlife
There's a lot of history behind this beautiful home! This old school house dates back to the 1850s where Robert E. Lee's niece and nephew did their schoolwork. How cool is that?!
how pretty are these lips, i think i'm going to kiss them. multiple times.
i'm sorry, who gaves you the permission to be so beautiful, james? 'cause i don't and i'm really pissed about it.
“At the evening table I met Gen. Grant and after a hasty meal, I watched him for an hour as he sat by the camp fire. He is a small man, with a square resolute thinking face. He sat silent among the gentleman of his staff, and my first impression of him was that he was dull, moody and unsocial. I afterwards found him pleasant, genial and agreeable. He keeps his own counsel, padlocks his mouth, while his countenance in battle or repose...indicates nothing--that is gives no expression of his feelings and no evidence of his intentions. He smokes almost constantly and has a habit of whittling with a small knife. He cuts a small stick into small chips making nothing. There is no glitter or parade about him. To me he seems but an earnest business man.”
- F.M. Pixley
#civilwar #grant #generalgrant #americancivilwar #history #civilwarhistory #militaryhistory
My handmade 1868 corded corset. "It is as well to observe that unless particularly feeble, or otherwise an invalid, it is most desirable to wear as few bones as possible; and that for healthy persons, the two back bones with the steel in front, are quite sufficient." (The Workwoman’s Guide, 1840)
— 𝚞 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚊 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚖𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 🤷🏻♀️
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[this is just a joke guys lmao]