I’ve been spending some time on Reddit lately, which is a dangerous place, as there are “subreddits” on every conceivable topic. (Sadly the Civil War one is not as popular as, say, Eyebombing.) There is an image forum which invariably draws me in – “History Porn“. Despite the raunchy name it’s a totally safe-for-work collection of random historical photos. There are always Civil War images in the mix, but today I noticed one that I’d never seen before. Behold, the convoy escorting Jefferson Davis to captivity.
Union troops surround an ambulance carrying Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family to Washington, D.C., after Davis was captured at the end of the American Civil War.
NB: Another interesting subreddits for Civil War buffs is Ask Historians, which recently addressed questions like: