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Fortifications at Yorktown, Virginia, during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. (James F. Gibson/LOC)

Fortifications at Yorktown, Virginia, during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. (James F. Gibson/LOC)

Civil War Cannons and Artillery

Civil War Cannons and Artillery

Photograph from our amazing Civil War Photography Book. A great book for any Civil War buff.

Photograph from our amazing Civil War Photography Book. A great book for any Civil War buff.

OLD CIVIL WAR PICTURES - Union Army Band on Lookout Mountain- 1864

OLD CIVIL WAR PICTURES - Union Army Band on Lookout Mountain- 1864

Heavy Gun in Fort Woodbury - Fort Woodbury was part of an extensive network of fortifications erected in present-day Arlington County, Virginia to protect Washington, D.C. from Confederate attack.

Heavy Gun in Fort Woodbury - Fort Woodbury was part of an extensive network of fortifications erected in present-day Arlington County, Virginia to protect Washington, D.C. from Confederate attack.

Fort McKeen, infantry post, was established in June, 1872.  Fort McKeen was named in the tradition of the day, that is, named in honor of someone really important in the military or politics.  This particular fort was named to commemorate Colonel H. Boyd McKeen who led the 81st Pennsylvania Volunteers.  Colonel McKeen lost his life at the Battle of Cold Harbor in the Civil War.

Fort McKeen, infantry post, was established in June, 1872. Fort McKeen was named in the tradition of the day, that is, named in honor of someone really important in the military or politics. This particular fort was named to commemorate Colonel H. Boyd McKeen who led the 81st Pennsylvania Volunteers. Colonel McKeen lost his life at the Battle of Cold Harbor in the Civil War.

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 . . .

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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