Captain Rufus D. Pettit's Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery, in Fort Richardson near Arlington, VA. Built by the Union Army in 1861 as part of the Defense of Washington.

Captain Rufus D. Pettit's Battery B, New York Light Artillery, in Fort Richardson - Near Fair Oaks, VA.

Burial crew at Antietam. Sept. 1862 Poss. 69th PA Vol.

American Civil War Portraits - Burial crew at Antietam. 1862 Garry Adelman's Civil War Page

Civil War: Artillery, 1862 . A single piece of artillery would have been serviced by about a dozen soldiers. Each gun would have been attached to a horse lead caisson or limber that carried its crew, equipment and some of its ammunition into battle. Usually 6 horses would be attached to the limber.  A lieutenant would have commanded a “section“ consisting of two guns, their combined crew and limbers.

Civil War: Artillery, 1862 Art Print by Granger

Here for your browsing pleasure is an extraordinary photo of Gibson's horse battery (C.) near Fair Oaks, Virginia June It was made in The photo documents Many soldiers with cannons drawn by horses,.

7 Pines battlefield

Seven Pines, Va. Twin houses on battlefield, with field howitzer in foreground. June 1862 Photographer: George N. Barnard Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign

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Howard, Office of Assistant Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac. A colorful crew, even in monochrome. Wet plate glass negative by Timothy OSullivan.

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Civil War history in East Tennessee's backyard. Preservationists to mark anniversary of Battle of Fort Sanders as buildup to of Civil War. Knoxville News

Company A, 22d New York State Militia near Harpers Ferry, Va. (i.e. West Virginia), 1861 [i.e.1862

Company A, New York State Militia near Harpers Ferry, Va.

A great photo...

Union soldier in Kepi and frock coat

Confederate Soldiers, 1861.

Confederate Soldiers, 1861 by Granger

2nd Lieutenant John G. Helmkamp, Union officer in the 32nd Indiana Regiment

Lieutenant John G. Helmkamp, Union officer in the Indiana Regiment. Note that he is wearing an officer's sack coat.

William "Bull" Nelson (September 27, 1824 – September 29, 1862) born in Maysville, KY, officer in the US Navy for 21years before the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861. He was authorized by Pres. Lincoln to arm KY loyalists with 5,000 muskets...detached from the Navy to recruit 10,000 troops for a campaign into East Tennessee, thereby establishing Camp Dick Robinson. He was promoted to Major General in July 1862. His memory is honored by Kentucky's Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

William "Bull" Nelson (September 1824 – September born in…

Lt. John F. McGlensey, 1860 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, started the Civil War on duty at the Washington Navy Yard. In 1861, he joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. In this capacity he participated in the capture of Port Royal, S.C., on November 7, 1861. He survived the war and remained in the navy until his retirement in 1893. He died in Washington, D.C., three years later.  CDV via Ron Coddington's Faces of the Civil War.

Lt. John F. McGlensey, 1860 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, started the Civil War on duty at the Washington Navy Yard. In 1861, he joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. In this capacity he participated in the capture of Port Royal, S.C., on November 7, 1861. He survived the war and remained in the navy until his retirement in 1893. He died in Washington, D.C., three years later. CDV via Ron Coddington's Faces of the Civil War.

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Confederate soldiers of the Sumter Light Guard of the 4th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, April 26, 1861.

American Civil War Flags - Confederate soldiers of the Sumter Light Guard of the Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, April 1861

Union soldiers near Chattanooga

Confederate prisoners at rail road depot.

Antietam, September 17, 1862: "Only photograph of an actual battle in progress taken during the Civil War!"

Antietam, September "Only photograph of an actual battle in progress taken during the Civil War!

Union soldiers on Virginia side of Potomac facing @Rachel C University on hill, Civil War 1861

1861 Union Troops on the Virginia side of the Potomac River looking toward, Washington, DC

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