American Civil War Recruitment Poster for The Phoenix Regiment (Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society, via Library of Congress)

American Civil War Recruitment Poster for The Phoenix Regiment (Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society, via Library of Congress) - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

The 1940 census was the first to stop asking if a veteran had served in the Civil War.    However, it’s possible that Civil War veterans might have been enumerated in the 1940 Census. This photograph of Union and Confederate veterans at Gettysburg was taken in 1938, just 2 years before the 1940 count.

Photograph of Union and Confederate Veterans Shaking Hands Across the Stone Wall at the 1938 "Blue and Gray Reunion" at Gettysburg, 1938

1860 Slave Census Map

One of the most important maps of the Civil War was also one of the most visually striking: the United States Coast Survey’s map of the slaveholding states, which clearly illustrates the varying concentrations of slaves across the South.

Civil War death toll raised

Civil War Toll Up by 20 Percent in New Estimate

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War, it is often described as the war's turning point.

Deeply Zoomable Map:   Map of the field of Shiloh. April 6, 1862. - United States. Army. Dept. of the Tennessee. Description: Finished pen and ink manuscript on tracing cloth. Shows Federal position the "morning of April 6th" in blue, and Federal position the "night of April 6th" in red. Map includes names of Union commanders, roads, relief by hachures, vegetation, houses, fences, and drainage. Oriented with north to the right.

Deeply Zoomable Map: Map of the field of Shiloh. April 6, 1862. - United States. Army. Dept. of the Tennessee. Description: Finished pen and ink manuscript on tracing cloth. Shows Federal position the "morning of April 6th" in blue, and Federal position the "night of April 6th" in red. Map includes names of Union commanders, roads, relief by hachures, vegetation, houses, fences, and drainage. Oriented with north to the right.

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