Following up on my Civil War monument trivia question from Bill Turnier a while back, here's another of Bill's photographs. This one is of a house of a Civil War-era politician. Bill knows a lot about this guy. I must confess I'd never heard of him before I met Bill -- which may just go to show how little I know about the Civil War era.
One other observation, which I rarely make on this blog -- but which I think a lot about when I'm traveling in the north and see Civil War era houses. There was a lot of wealth in the North. Whenever I'm wandering around my home town of West Chester, Pennsylvania I'm astonished at how many really grand and beautiful nineteenth century homes there are in that little town.