Julius Franklin Howell joined the Confederate Army when he was 16. After surviving a few battles, Howell eventually found himself in a Union prison camp at Point Lookout, Maryland. In 1947, at the age of 101, Howell made a rare recording at the Library of Congress, in which he described his enlistment, sudden capture, and his experience in the Union prison camp on the morning of April 15th, 1865, the morning Abraham Lincoln died.
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I don’t know but it combines three of my loves: Men in uniform, literacy, and PUPPIES!
Some of you may remember British uniform aficionado and illustrator David Bell-Hartley (AKA General Vyse) from a previous post.
Well this man has some seriously nice photos of a variety of vintage uniforms, so the more the merrier!
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, otherwise known as the Iron Duke. Here he is, conquering lands and setting fabulous fashion trends for the British military for years to come.
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A young Ernest Hemingway in his uniform in 1918 Milan- where he drove ambulances.
Oh Ernest, now that I see how hot you were, it makes me wish I actually liked your writing.
Unidentified black Union soldier and his family. (Not sure if the little girls are twins or just have similar taste in bonnets.)
Jerome Napolean Bonaparte, part of the 1st Chasseurs D’Afrique.
"Oh Those Russians"
Grand Dukes Sergei and Pavel of Russia, youngest sons of Tsar Alexander II and Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna of Russia; 1870s.
Soviet cadets… take a look at more of thardy’s collection of photographs of Russian/Soviet soldiers, some of them scream soft-core.