July 30, 1864: In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.
Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.
A rare image . . . 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, there were no replacements. After a hard campaign between caualties and disease this is what might be left . . .