Photograph of an unidentified African American soldier in a Union uniform, wife in dress and hat, and two daughters wearing matching coats and hats. Some 180,000 African Americans fought in the war, almost exclusively for the Union. Nearly 40,000 of them died. In May 1863, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton issued General Order No. 143 creating the Bureau of U. S. Colored Troops. This image was found in Cecil County, Maryland, making it likely that this soldier belonged to one of the seven U.S.C.T. regiments raised in Maryland. [x][x]
Despite the number of people of colour that helped fight in the Civil War, this is said to be one of the only photographs that would admit Black soldiers existed.
A Bacterium on a Diatom on an Amphipod
I see a lot of science stuff, and it’s pretty hard to get me to say “wow” … Just kidding, I say it all the time!
Definitely said it when I saw this wonderful representation of the scale differences between the domains of life. In one picture! Just remember, there’s about a trillion of those little bacteria on and in you all the time, just that tiny.