The Civil War Parlor

”The dead continue to live by way of the resurrection we give them in telling their stories” -Stories of Real Human Beings Make History Powerful, Photographs Make it Immediate. A Blog Remembering the Men and Women of the American Civil War, North & South, people, faces, and a unique culture we will never see again. Photos and stories about the people that lived it, including African American Photographs, pre civil war photos and the period in cultural history that began just after the civil war. The historical info, photos and documents in this blog reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. This blog does not endorse the views expressed in some posts, which may contain materials offensive to some readers, you cannot compare the beliefs and ethical values of the people of the 1800's to the standards of today. Every effort is taken to remember the men and women of the Union and Confederacy equally with dignity and respect. The events of the war, and the men of the war, are fast fading from the public attention. Its history is growing to be an “Old, Old Story.” Public interest is weakening day by day. The memory of march, and camp, and battle-field, of the long and manly endurance, of the superb and uncomplaining courage, of the mass of sacrifice that redeemed the Nation, is fast dying out. Those who rejoice in the liberty and peace secured by the soldier’s suffering and privation, accept the benefits, but deny or forget the benefactor-1877 National Tribune.

Honoring Our Civil War Veterans- G.A.R Post Civil War Veterans 1935
 Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
The NMAAHC’s history starts well before it became affiliated with the Smithsonian. In 1915, a “Committee of Colored Citizens” of the Grand Army of the Republic, a Civil War veteran’s organization, formed to support the “Colored Troops” visiting Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a parade by Union soldiers down Pennsylvania Avenue following the end of the war. While black troops were excluded from the original parade,  the Committee collected funds to accommodate African American veterans visiting Washington, D.C., who marched with white soldiers on the anniversary. The Committee grew into a National Memorial Association, which advocated for a “Negro Memorial” and a national museum.
Five elderly men posed in front of an American flag. Posthumous print, probably made by Robert Scurlock
http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!229581~!0#focus
 

Honoring Our Civil War Veterans- G.A.R Post Civil War Veterans 1935

 Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

The NMAAHC’s history starts well before it became affiliated with the Smithsonian. In 1915, a “Committee of Colored Citizens” of the Grand Army of the Republic, a Civil War veteran’s organization, formed to support the “Colored Troops” visiting Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a parade by Union soldiers down Pennsylvania Avenue following the end of the war. While black troops were excluded from the original parade,  the Committee collected funds to accommodate African American veterans visiting Washington, D.C., who marched with white soldiers on the anniversary. The Committee grew into a National Memorial Association, which advocated for a “Negro Memorial” and a national museum.

Five elderly men posed in front of an American flag. Posthumous print, probably made by Robert Scurlock

http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!229581~!0#focus

 

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