Magdalena Hašková

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19th Century Military Uniform: Massachusetts Militia Civil War Frock Coat.  Museum deaccessioned from the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Massachusetts. I www.SarahElizabethGallery.com

19th Century Military Uniform: Massachusetts Militia Civil War Frock Coat. Museum deaccessioned from the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Massachusetts. I www.SarahElizabethGallery.com

Civil war nurses dressed in dark colors to hide filth & stains.Cage crinolines were almost never worn because they got in the way. Hospital aisles were so narrow that women's hoops could not fit. Once a woman wearing a cage crinoline walked down one of the aisles of hospital cots. She passed a soldier who was told by his dr to remain "in absolute stillness" or his wound would tear open. She caught her hoop on the soldier's cot & the jolt opened his wound,causing him to die from blood loss.

FROM ORIGINAL PINNER: Civil War Nurse Dress. This is a typical work dress made of cotton with a calico print. Notice the blood stains on the fabric, all of which have been tested positi.

On the anniversary of President Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address, a volunteer in period dress lights luminarias. The candles illuminate markers commemorating soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.

On the anniversary of President Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address, a volunteer in period dress lights luminarias. The candles illuminate markers commemorating soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic