Skip to comments...Remarkable photos capture life in besieged Washington during the Civil War
Posted on 07/26/2012 6:07:43 AM PDT by C19fan
These are the striking black-and-white images which capture America on the cusp of monumental change during the Civil War. But instead of portraying dramatic events such as the bloody Battle of Antietam or Abraham Lincolns historic address at Gettysburg, the images reveal day-to-day life for those caught during wartime in Washington DC. Defending the nations capital, which was ripe for invasion by Confederate forces that had set their sights on the city, became a top priority for the U.S. government.
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Thxs, for the post. :-)
I think they were wool too.
I have only recently began truly studying what life was like during the Civil War.
Thank you for posting the UK Daily Mail Link.
If you go outside the Capitol now it looks more like a war zone than then.
Not one lady in any of the photos. :( hee, hee
Noticed that too....Remarkable photos! Had to be hell with unpaved streets.
One would think at least there would be nurses, hee hee. Must of been awful to try and walk during the summer after a thunderstorm with those mud streets.
Fascinating pictures. Interesting that you have to link to a foreign press outlet to see them.
It is clear to see how people got sick and infected so easily in that heat, in a dirty, swampy environment. Must have smelled great with those horses serving up fresh horsecakes regularly right there where the soldiers are walking around.
I’ve read about the Chain Bridge but have never seen a picture of it. The Cabin John Bridge is now called the Union Arch Bridge.
Some of the most interesting, informative, unbiased, well-written, well-illustrated articles I read on FR are posted from the Daily Mail.
I actually WATCH for these articles. They contain news the corrupt, leftist American MSM deliberately ignore.
It is fascinating to look up these locations on Google Earth for today’s view.
Great pictures. Love the paramedics there with their hacksaws in hand ready to treat the wounded.
It was heavily fortified, but never under siege.
IIRC, Jubal Early’s boys came close to launching an attack on DC, but ran out of gas after a 3-day march.
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That would be in 1968: the 5-days of race riots in Washington, D.C. following the MLK assassination.