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The Double Barreled Cannon in Athens, #Georgia is among the most unusual relics preserved from the Civil War.

The Double Barreled Cannon in Athens, Georgia is among the most unusual relics preserved from the Civil War.

Another view of stacked rifles... Can do the same with toy daggers or knives and hot glue?

Petersburg, Virginia Row of Stacked Federal Rifles -- After the Battle of Gettysburg, the discarded rifles were collected and sent to Washington to be inspected and reissued.

Private T.H.P. I sleep posing with a bayoneted musket.

The Chubachus Library of Photographic History: A Union Soldier With a Bayoneted Musket Posing in Front of a Cannon

Bloodcurdling Tales And Photos of Amputations From The American Civil War - Flashbak

Army doctors performing an amputation in a make-shift hospital during the U. Civil War c. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Among the surviving photos of the civil war, some are incredible startling...^Among the surviving photos of the civil war, some are incredible startling...^If you ever saw Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” documentary, you might recall it mentioned during the final episode how many photos, daguerreotypes and tintypes were destroyed after the war. Some were used as glass for greenhouses. Among those that survive, though, are some pretty startling ones.

Council of war near Massaponax Church, Va., May General Grant is looking over General Meade’s shoulder at a map Meade holds. Photographed by Timothy H. O’Sullivan. From: The National Archives

A Union soldier sits in a fort abandoned by the Confederates after the fall of Atlanta. Sept, 1864.

Abandoned Confederate fort after the fall of Atlanta. Sept, 1864.[1500x1374]

Petersburg, Virginia U.S. Military Telegraph battery wagon, Army of the Potomac headquarters taken in 1864

Petersburg, Virginia U. Military Telegraph battery wagon, Army of the Potomac headquarters taken in 1864

Jack Hinson was a plantation owner and father of 10 from Dover, Tennessee who initially opposed secession and even hosted Grant in his home. Then two of his civilian sons were accused of being guerrillas by Federal troops, were executed, and their decapitated heads were stuck on his front gate posts. Jack swore revenge and spent the rest of the war fighting as a lone sniper, killing over 100 Federal soldiers and guerrillas, making him possibly the most effective sniper of the 19th Century.

Jack Hinson was a plantation owner and father of 10 from Dover, Tennessee who…

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