Union Army at the Capitol – Grand Review 1865

Grand Review of the Army after Lincoln Assassination

1865 was one of the most pivotal years in American History. It was the year that General Robert E Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S Grant, and shortly after that the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. This picture was taken at the Capitol by the famous photographer Matthew Brady, probably not long after both of the aforementioned events. Notice the flag at half-mast, and the army in front.