Category: 1864

Martha Jane Burke, better known as Calamity Jane – 1864

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Emperor Maximilian of Mexico , circa 1864

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_I_of_Mexico Maximilian was Austrian Archduke and younger brother of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph, he was offered Mexican crown by French Emperor Napoleon III whose army had invaded Mexico. 1866 after end of US civil war and worried by rise of Prussia in Europe Napoleon III pulled French troops back to Europe, Maximilian refused to follow and year later he was besieged, caught and executed by forces loyal to President Benito Juarez. He is buried in Habsburg dynasty imperial crypt in Vienna

Freedom’s Banner Charley a slave boy from New Orleans in 1864. Freed by the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 Charley was taken to Philadelphia and New York to help raise money for the education of freedmen.

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Photo of Lemuel Cook from March 1864. One of the last surviving veterans of the American Revolutionary War, saw action in the Battle of Brandywine and the Siege of Yorktown.

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General Ulysses S. Grant and his Staff just before the Battle of Petersburg, June 1864.

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USS Mahopac on the Appomattox River, 1864

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A black Union soldier sits, posted in front of a slave auction house on Whitehall Street in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1864.

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Baron Hans von und zu Aufseß, Founder of the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg, Posing in a 15th Century Suit of Armour, 1864.

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This stunning modern looking portrait of Annie Philpot was taken by the Victorian lady Julia Margaret Cameron in 1864.

Onboard the frigate Niels Juel during the Battle of Heligoland, May 9th 1864 by Christian Mølsted ca. 1897-98 .

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