A photo of Grant’s aide Rawlins and his family, posted on Sean McLachlan’s Civil War Horror blog, struck me as being remarkably similar to this, of Grant and Julia and little Jesse. The wife is posed somewhat demurely or self-effacingly within the dwelling (not that Julia could be convincingly demure), with the children outside near daddy. (And look at the cute clothes on Jesse!)
Atlantic Monthly has featured “50 most powerful images of the Civil War,” and while their images are indeed moving, they left out this one….
From the Collection of the Library of Congress. Our tax dollars at work, and great work it is. The stupendous collection is there for everyone, on-line. via LOC