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A Day in the Life of the Civil War: A Slow Death

Reading the Death Warrant to Captain Wirz on the Scaffold - Washington, DC, November 1865

Taken on May 10, 1861, this photo shows the Clinch Rifles, a militia unit from Richmond County, Georgia, the day before it was mustered into Confederate service as Company A, 5th Georgia Infantry Regiment.

Taken on May the Clinch Rifles, a militia unit from Richmond County, Georgia, the day before it was mustered into Confederate service as Company A, Georgia Infantry Regiment.

Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Union and Confederate Civil War Veterans that fought against one another in the Battle of Gettysburg 1863 are seen shaking hands while attending the Anniversary of the fight.

Confederate volunteers, 1861. This is one of my favorite Civil War photos. …

In November of amidst rumors of an invading army sent to rescue John Brown from execution, Virginia Governor Henry Wise called for a militia deployment to Charlestown. John Wilkes Booth accompanied that Militia as member of the Richmond Grays.

Veterans of the Union and Confederacy shake hands on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg 1913.

Veterans of the Union and Confederacy shake hands on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg 1913.

Hardtack could be eaten plain though most men preferred to toast them over a fire, crumble them into soups, or fry them with their pork and bacon fat in a dish called "skillygalee." Coffee was a most also an important staple and some soldiers considered it (and sugar) more important than anything else.

Civil War Soldiers Needed Bravery To Face The Foe, And The Food At Least They Had Real Coffee: Union soldiers eat and drink in front of tents.

The equestrian statue of General James Longstreet is southwest of Gettysburg along West Confederate Avenue in Pitzer's Woods. (39.805726° N, 77.256549° W; map)

The equestrian statue of General James Longstreet is southwest of Gettysburg along West Confederate Avenue in Pitzer's Woods. Unusual that unlike most equestrian statues, it is not mounted on a pedestal.

After 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, a grisly but noble enterprise to honor the fallen - The Washington Post

After 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, a grisly but noble enterprise to honor the fallen

Unfortunate image of Scene of Ewell's attack, May near Spottsylvania Court House. Dead Confederate soldiers collected for burial. The image shows Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va.

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Grave Marker- James Longstreet, Confederate general. Longstreet's remains are buried in Alta Vista Cemetery. He outlived most of his detractors, and was one of only a few general officers from the Civil War to live into the 20th century.

Another pic of James Longstreet's grave. The Confederate general;s remains are buried in Alta Vista Cemetery. He outlived most of his detractors, and was one of only a few general officers from the Civil War to live into the century.

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