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    The alley behind Ford's Theater, taken in 1865

    Broadside advertising reward for capture of Lincoln assassination conspirators, illustrated with photographic prints of John H. Surratt, John Wilkes Booth, and David E. Herold.

    Civil War Drawings art exhibit - art from the battlefields

    Sgt. William H. Carney won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Civil War on July 18, 1863 (the first Black soldier to receive the coveted award). Sargent Carney, a member of the 54th Massachusetts Colored infantry was wounded twice during the charge on Fort Wagner, S.C. while rescuing the Union Flag.

    Captain Samuel J. Richardson, commander of Company F, 2nd Texas Cavalry (2nd Mounted Rifles) wearing leopard skin pants during the American Civil War.

    Major General Joshua Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, professor of rhetoric, Governor of Maine, and President of Bowdoin College. Last Civil War soldier to die of his wounds. And for Halloween enthusiasts out there, check out Haunted Bowdoin College by David R. Francis. www.historypress....

    Captain Henry Wirz, November 1865. Wirz was executed for inhumane treatment of prisoners at the Andersonville Prison.

    A newspaper vendor at a Union camp in Virginia during the Civil War in 1863.

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

    1862. On the James River in Virginia. Effect of Confederate shot on Federal ironclad Galena.

    Civil War, October 1864. "Petersburg, Virginia. Hospital stewards of 2d Division, 9th Corps, in front of tents."

    Civil War era soldier.

    What a cool story about the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum's Civil War Weekend in West Virginia. Complete with baseball!

    The Henry Repeater was one of the first shelled rifles used in the War Between the States. It was quicker than black powder and that was essential when engaging the enemy.

    1st Georgia Infantry flag is exhibited in the Atlanta History Center’s newest exhibition, Confederate Odyssey.

    This photograph shows General Robert E. Lee. The picture was taken by Mathew Brady, shortly after Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Lee is wearing his confederate uniform. At the time the photograph was taken, it was unclear what punishment might be given to Lee for his pivotal role in the Civil War.

    Civil War Quilts woman with Union sash, gold earrings

    Pickett's Charge was an infantry assault during the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg. 151 years ago today. Check out this featured picture on Wikipedia.

    This picture was taken in 1863 near City Point, Virginia. The picture shows a wagon train of Civil War Ambulances. Battlefield medicine was still in its infancy at this time, and getting injured in combat usually meant dying of infection.

    150 years ago today Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign in Virginia began with the Battle of the Wilderness in Spotsylvania County.

    Civil War Era Beauty

    The Battle of Five Forks was fought on April 1, 1865, southwest of Petersburg, Virginia, around Five Forks, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, during the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War. The battle was known as the "Waterloo of the Confederacy."

    Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early’s last battle was fought March 2nd 1865 at the Battle of Waynesboro in Virginia. The History Press's Silver Spring and the Civil War by Robert E. Oshel comes out at the end of April and will tell many stories including that of Jubal Early's raid in 1864.

    Sergeant Samuel Smith of the 119th US Colored Infantry, his wife Molle and their daughters Mary and Maggie. c. 1865 - Photo restoration by Redditor kibblenbits.

    Mrs. James Longstreet, wife of General James Longstreet, c. 1912