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

View of battle field of Antietam on day of battle, September, Inscription on verso: "Only photograph of an actual battle in progress taken during the Civil War!

Petersburg, Virginia, the first Federal army wagon train entering the town in April of 1865. (John Reekie/LOC) #

The Civil War, Part The Places - In Focus - The Atlantic Petersburg, Virginia, the first Federal army wagon train entering the town in April of (John Reekie/LOC)

If evidence of apparently amputated bone stumps and saws made of stone are anything to go by, amputations have been practiced since Neolithic times. It is during periods of war, however, that the greatest leaps in this surgical procedure have taken place, simply because of the sheer numbers of amputations required in wartime.  During the American Civil War (1861–1865) a conflict in which over 70 percent of recorded wounds were to the extremities an astonishing 50,000 amputations were…

Civil War, [portrait of a gentleman after amputation] via Flesh World, “Masterpieces of Medical Photography”

Soldiers on the Battlefield of Antietam - Antietam, Maryland. General John C. Caldwell and staff on battlefield. It was taken in 1862 by Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882.  The image shows United States troops. A US Battle Flag is seen behind the men.

Soldiers on the Battlefield of Antietam - Antietam, Maryland. General John C. Caldwell and staff on battlefield. It was taken in 1862 by Gardner, Alexander, The image shows United States troops. A US Battle Flag is seen behind the men.

These men are a part of 50 Southerners who showed up at Gettysburg in 1913---- on the 50th anniversary of the battle. They survived the war, of course. But neater still, they are walking up Pickett's Charge, where they walked 50 years before and survived! And there weren't many of those even in 1863.

These men are a part of 50 Southerners who showed up at Gettysburg in on the anniversary of the battle. they are walking up Pickett's Charge, where they walked 50 years before and survived!

Ghosts Of The American Civil War

Ghosts Of The American Civil War

Great Ghosts of Gettysburg Between the first and the third of July, more blood was shed in a formerly little-known Adams County farm community than at any battle in history. The deaths on the battlefield at Gettysburg numbered and probab

This was taken during the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15-16, 1864. It shows the outer edge of the Union lines.

Federal outer line, Nashville, 1864 [[MORE]] “ Photograph of the War in the West. These photographs are of Hood before Nashville. Continuing his policy of the offensive at any cost, Gen. Hood brought his reduced army before the defenses of.

Camp Douglas, Chicago.  Official death toll was 4,454 Confederate prisoners during the course of the war.

Some say that "As bad as Andersonville was for the Union, the northern prisons were no better. Camp Douglas Confederate prisoners" yet not an emaciated man pic'd

Dunker Church

Civil War Sites Then and Now

Antietam Dunker Church then-now - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Federal cavalry at Sudley Ford, Virginia, following the battle of First Bull Run, in March of 1862.

One of my favorite pictures from the Civil War: Federal cavalry at Sudley Ford, Manassas, Virginia