...And They're Off..

Posted: 5/5/2012
Author: Laura June Davis

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, we bring you this image of Civil War era horse racing (courtesy of Frank Leslie).

While not a Stakes Race, this image is from from a St. Patrick's Day celebration held in Falmouth, VA.

 

Image Credit: Frank Leslie's The Soldier in Our Civil War (1893).

comments powered by Disqus

The Bookshelf

Lincoln & the Politics of Slavery (2016)

Author: Dan Crofts

Reviewed by: Thomas A. Horrocks

Slavery and War in the Americas (2014)

Author: Vitor Izecksohn

Reviewed by: Evan C. Rothera

Galvanized Virginians in the Indian Wars (2015)

Author: Thomas Power Lowry

Reviewed by: Angela M. Riotto

Archive

Newsletter

Sign up here for regular email updates, including our free newsletter and special offers.

The Bookshelf

Lincoln & the Politics of Slavery (2016)

Author: Dan Crofts

Reviewed by: Thomas A. Horrocks

Slavery and War in the Americas (2014)

Author: Vitor Izecksohn

Reviewed by: Evan C. Rothera

Galvanized Virginians in the Indian Wars (2015)

Author: Thomas Power Lowry

Reviewed by: Angela M. Riotto

Twitter





Facebook