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A rare image . . . from the look of these soldiers this is a late civil War photo of a battle-hardened company. A company would have started with around 100 men, there were no replacements. After a hard campaign between caualties and disease this is what might be left . . .

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Petersburg, Virginia. Dead Confederate soldier outside the walls of Fort Mahone. It was taken in 1865 by Roche, Thomas C

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Antietam, Maryland. Federal buried, Confederate unburied, where they fell

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Death at Gettysburg: Union soldiers lying dead on the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Civil War Battle Flag of the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves (36th PA Volunteers)

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"Civil War photograph, c. 1864 Embalming surgeon at work on soldier’s body"

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14-year-old Orion Perseus Howe not only was a Union drummer boy in the 55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, he was also a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions at Vicksburg.

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*A Union soldier holding the tattered flag of the Eighth PA Infantry during the American Civil War. USA, 1864.

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Kate Warne. Private detective and Master of disguise during the Civil War. She helped save President-Elect Abraham Lincoln by uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D.C. to take office. She disguised herself as a Union soldier, a Southern belle and a harmless grandmother.

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Reward poster

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One of the Civil War’s most infamous figures, William Quantrill spent most of his early life as a schoolteacher and gambler. Shortly after war broke out, Quantrill assembled a ragtag band of guerrillas and began harassing and killing Union forces and sympathizers along the Missouri-Kansas border.

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This is a picture of General Robert E Lee with Traveler.

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Out of the approx. 750,000 soldiers that fought for the South, these were the last three surviving Confederate Civil War veterans. Photo taken in 1951

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Little Round Top photo by Mathew Brady

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Civil war soldiers, mixed race group look how young they are!

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Gunshot uniform of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, a 24-year old law-clerk and a friend of President Abraham Lincoln. Sent to Alexandria, Virginia, on 24 May 1861, the day after Virginia voted for secession - Ellworth was killed while removing a Confederate flag. He was the first Union officer to die in the war. Note the faded wool, the result of removing the bloodstains.

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April 1865. Petersburg, Virginia. "Dead Federal soldier."

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April 3, 1865. Petersburg, Virginia. "Dead Confederate soldier in trenches of Fort Mahone."

Lux Aeterna: 1865

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Civil War Regiment in Formation: Regiment standing in formation in St. Joseph, Missouri

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Survivors of Pickett's Charge walk the field their comrades fell upon. Gettysburg 50th anniversary, July 3, 1913.

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This is a picture of General Robert E Lee with Traveler.

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Soldiers at the battle of Gettysburg. Three men are seen cooking over a small campfire.

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1861. "Some wives insisted on staying with their husbands, which may have been the case with this woman, judging by her housewifely pose alongside a soldier, three young children, and a puppy. In addition to taking care of her own family, she may have worked as a camp laundress or nurse." I love how starkly the four faces stand out.

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Prince William County, Virginia. "Along Bull Run near Sudley Church. March 1862." Each of the dozen or so sticks lined up in front of the boys marks a grave. Wet plate glass negative by George N. Barnard.

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Nashville, Tennessee. Fortified bridge over the Cumberland River

Nashville, Tennessee. Fortified bridge over the Cumberland River

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