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Meades HQ at Gettysburg

Captain Nathan J. Johnson. Drum Major (and later 2nd Lt) Patrick Ford in the background. 93rd New York Infantry.If you click on the image,there is a discussion of the photo,which certainly answered my questions about this intriguing image.

Union soldiers building winter quarters

Photographs of the American Civil War Camp Sprague, First Rhode Island Regiment, Company D before July 16,1861

In the American Civil War, soldiers were required to have at least four opposing front teeth, so that they could open a gunpowder pouch. Some draftees had their front teeth removed to avoid service.

Camp of the 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry Near the Battlefield – Near Fort Burnham, VA, October 29, 1864

Yorktown, Virginia. Confederate sandbag fortifications

The Battle of Fort Sanders a part of the Knoxville Campaign was fought November 29th 1863, hastening the end of the Siege of Knoxville.

you are viewing a rare image of Petersburg, Virginia Entrance to mine in Fort Mahone, intended to undermine Fort Sedgwick. It was taken in 1865.

Confederate Navy and Army Officers photographed at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, while they were prisoners of war, circa 1863-1864. All, or nearly all, of the Navy officers had been captured with CSSAtlanta and CSS Tacony in June 1863, were paroled in September 1864 and exchanged in October 1864. Those present are identified as (apparently from left to right): Acting Master Thomas L. Wragg (of the Atlanta); Lieutenant Moses, CSA; Acting Gunner Thomas B. Travers (Atlanta); 1st Assist

Colonel Henry Burgwyn was a 19 year old graduate of VMI and was known as the "Boy Colonel". He led his 26th NC into action July 1 and was killed in action.

Lieut-Gen. A.P. [Ambrose Powell] Hill on his favourite steel-gray war horse, Champ.

Private Robert Jones Co. I "Granville Stars" 23rd NC Infantry, died of Smallpox at Fort Delaware in 1863 after his capture at Gettysburg.

Civil War "Housewife." Probably began life in the possession of a Union soldier. "Picked up on the battlefield during the Battle of the Seven Days 1862 by....John W. Burgess Baltimore Light Artillery Stuart's Cavalry Confederate Army Civil War 1861 - 1863 was at Battle of Gettysburg and 7 Days Battle near Richmond and many others." Also stenciled on the underside of the wool needle pad, in the kit is "R. C. Harris O.", doubtless the original owner from Ohio.

View of Yorktown, Virginia. May 1862 by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr

View at Trostle's barn in Gettysburg where the 9th Massachusetts Battery was attacked.

In Cripple Creek, Colorado, prostitutes and dance hall girls were required to wear aprons over their short dresses, lest anyone be offended at seeing their ankles. These gals and their cohorts are having a fine time at Crapper Jack’s. The famed Laura Bell McDaniel of Colorado City is said to be among them.

1st Texas Infantry in camp at Quantico, VA

John Pelham: George Custer, who did not know that he had been killed at Kelly's Ford wrote, 'God bless you, Pelham; I am proud of your success.'

General Hospital, Gettysburg, August, 1863; LOC

This is a portrait of Clara Barton. She was an American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. During the Civil War, Clara brought comfort to countless injured soldiers and prisoners. She was recognized by many Union Generals, and Abraham Lincoln for her selfless service during the war. It was on this day, May 21, in the year 1881 that Clara formed the American Red Cross.

Fascinating story on how Uncivil the Civil War really was. Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits’ at the Mütter Museum - NYTimes.com

The Civil War 150th Blog: Battle of Baton Rouge. Damage to the town of Baton Rouge

Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and his personal friend, Brigadier General John Rawlins, and an unknown Lieutenant Colonel, at Grants headquarters at City Point, 1865

telegram about Stonewall being wounded 1863.