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Selected Civil War Photographs Collection [Part III]
Library of Congress ^ ^ | Various

Posted on 03/24/2008 3:55:48 PM PDT by indcons

The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.

An additional two hundred autographed portraits of army and navy officers, politicians, and cultural figures can be seen in the Civil War photograph album, ca. 1861-65. (James Wadsworth Family Papers). The full album pages are displayed as well as the front and verso of each carte de visite, revealing studio logos, addresses, and other imprint information on the approximately twenty photographers represented in the album.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: civilwar; civilwarphotos; dixie; milhist; milhistspecial; military; warbetweenthestates; wbts; wbtsphotos
Falmouth, Va. Group in front of post office tent at Army of the Potomac headquarters].



[Beaufort, S.C. 50th Pennsylvania Infantry in parade formation].



[Bull Run, Va. Catharpin Run, Sudley Church, and the remains of the Sudley Sulphur Spring house].



[Bull Run, Va. Dedication of the battle monument; Judge Abram B. Olin of the District of Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the address, stands by the rail].



[Port Royal Island, S.C. Coosaw Ferry; battleground of January 1, 1862, in the distance].



[Hilton Head, S.C. Dock built by Federal troops].



[Centreville, Va. Fort on the heights, with Quaker guns]



[Manassas, Va. Confederate winter quarters].



[Falmouth, Va. Capt. Charles H. Howard, aide to Gen. Oliver O. Howard, on horseback at Army of the Potomac headquarters].



[James River, Va. Officers of the U.S.S. Monitor grouped by the turret].



[James River, Va. Deck and turret of U.S.S. Monitor].



[Fort Pulaski, Ga. The "Beauregard" gun].



[Harrison's Landing, Va. Members of the class of 1860, U.S. Military Academy].



[Cold Harbor, Va., vicinity. Ruins of Gaines' mill].



[Cedar Mountain, Va. Federal battery fording a tributary of the Rappahannock on the day of battle].



[Warrenton, Va. Street in front of courthouse].



[Falmouth, Va. Capt. George A. Custer and Gen. Alfred Pleasonton on horseback].



[Warrenton, Va. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside and staff].



[Warrenton, Va. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner and staff].



[Atlanta, Ga. Gen. William T. Sherman, leaning on breach of gun, and staff at Federal Fort No. 7].



[James River, Va. Another Confederate gun emplacement at Howlett House, Trent's Reach].


1 posted on 03/24/2008 3:55:48 PM PDT by indcons
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Selected Civil War Photographs Collection [Part I]: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1757909/posts


2 posted on 03/24/2008 3:56:50 PM PDT by indcons
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten; 359Henrie; 6323cd; 75thOVI; abb; ACelt; Adrastus; A message; AZamericonnie; ..
To all: please ping me to threads that are relevant to the MilHist list (and/or) please add the keyword "MilHist" to the appropriate thread. Thanks in advance.

Please FREEPMAIL indcons if you want on or off the "Military History (MilHist)" ping list.

3 posted on 03/24/2008 3:58:30 PM PDT by indcons
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To: Tax-chick; FreedomCalls; nralife

Ping


4 posted on 03/24/2008 4:00:37 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons; stainlessbanner

Bump


5 posted on 03/24/2008 4:01:17 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: indcons

bttt


6 posted on 03/24/2008 4:02:16 PM PDT by piroque
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To: indcons

These are fabulous pictures.
I have one of my great grandmothers dad playing the “drum”, he was about 12, his uniform did not fit, he really looks so small.
He was part of a troop in “Sherman’s march to the sea”.


7 posted on 03/24/2008 4:03:18 PM PDT by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: indcons
Civil war era telegraphers.


8 posted on 03/24/2008 4:03:19 PM PDT by Bobalu (What do I know, I'm a Typical White Guy)
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To: svcw; Wycowboy

Glad you like them...I post this thread every once in a while.

Wycowboy - ping


9 posted on 03/24/2008 4:05:00 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons

Thanks - bttt for later.


10 posted on 03/24/2008 4:05:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Everything is either willed or permitted by God, and nothing can hurt me." Bl. Charles de Foucauld)
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To: indcons
Cool stuff!

Photobucket

This is reportedly an Civl War-era ancestor of mine.

Image scanned from a glass daguerrotype.

Check out the beard!

11 posted on 03/24/2008 4:05:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Thanks for sharing the photo, martin_fierro.

I am trying to check the veracity of the legend that sideburns were named after Gen. Burnside.


12 posted on 03/24/2008 4:07:48 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons

To view the stereopticon images cross eyes and focus on the center image.
This may be better with a pair of reading glasses on.

The image of the Monitor is really a good stereo image.


13 posted on 03/24/2008 4:09:13 PM PDT by Bobalu (What do I know, I'm a Typical White Guy)
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To: StoneWall Brigade

If you haven’t been pinged, yet....

great civil war photos!


14 posted on 03/24/2008 4:12:56 PM PDT by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: indcons

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us.


15 posted on 03/24/2008 4:17:56 PM PDT by carton253 (www.headquartersanv.blogspot.com -- for conversations about the Army of Northern Virginia.)
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To: indcons

Thank you. I was just in Falmouth, VA this weekend and had breakfast at Amy’s in an old warehouse on the Rappahannock. Some of these same pictures of Confederate Falmouth are on the old brick walls.

I really enjoyed your post. You might enjoy Drew Gilpen Faust’s “Republic of Suffering—Death and the Civil War.”


16 posted on 03/24/2008 4:18:12 PM PDT by Pinetop
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To: svcw

My great-great grandfather was a Confederate cavalryman in Nathan Bedford Forrest’s command. He survived the war and died in 1923 at the ripe old age of 84. He was born in Germany in 1839, and came to the United States when he was young, settling with his family in Louisiana. He still had his saber when he died.


17 posted on 03/24/2008 4:19:16 PM PDT by ought-six
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To: indcons

What year did Custer graduate 1862?


18 posted on 03/24/2008 4:26:06 PM PDT by nikos1121 (typical white person)
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To: nikos1121

“What year did Custer graduate 1862?”

1861.


19 posted on 03/24/2008 4:29:33 PM PDT by ought-six
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To: indcons

Thanks for the great pics and post!


20 posted on 03/24/2008 4:29:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: ought-six

I’ve seen most of these. Can I access the site and view all of them?


21 posted on 03/24/2008 4:35:57 PM PDT by nikos1121 (typical white person)
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To: nikos1121

Yes, you can. They are available for free public viewing. Click on the “Source” link.


22 posted on 03/24/2008 4:41:29 PM PDT by indcons
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To: jazusamo; carton253

Glad you enjoyed it, FRiends.


23 posted on 03/24/2008 4:53:15 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons
Photobucket Just a ha-ha.
24 posted on 03/24/2008 5:26:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: indcons
I am trying to check the veracity of the legend that sideburns were named after Gen. Burnside.

Fwiw, "burnsides" and "Burnside whiskers" are often found in post-War fiction and nonfiction.

25 posted on 03/24/2008 5:37:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Everything is either willed or permitted by God, and nothing can hurt me." Bl. Charles de Foucauld)
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To: indcons

Excellent and timely as researching my GG Gramps who served in the Michigan Light Artillery and then Regiment G of the 7th Mi. Cavalry.


26 posted on 03/24/2008 5:38:20 PM PDT by mcshot (Missing my cavernous grade school desk which protected from nuclear blasts.)
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To: martin_fierro
Hubba, hubba!

Leni

27 posted on 03/24/2008 7:36:04 PM PDT by MinuteGal (I Love My Country More Than I Hate McCain)
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To: indcons

Fascinating glimpse of history.

Thanks for the ping.


28 posted on 03/24/2008 7:36:46 PM PDT by SmithL (Reject Obama's Half-Vast Wright-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: indcons

Thanks. I’m often amused at how even non-candid photos (and in that era, exposure times were longer) have nearly everyone staring off in different directions in a contrived way. I wonder when the current habit of having everyone look at the camera took off?


29 posted on 03/24/2008 7:51:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: indcons

Nice Jewish boy.

30 posted on 03/24/2008 7:54:20 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Bobalu
The image of the Monitor is really a good stereo image.

Look at the dents in the turret. I'd sure have hated being inside when those balls hit.

One of my first memories was spending time waiting in the clinic at a children's hospital. They had one of those very old stereo viewers with the post card sized images you put in the end.

Looked kind of like this.

The thing fascinated me.

31 posted on 03/24/2008 7:55:52 PM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: MinuteGal
No, NO, NO.

One does not lust after civil War Soldiers!!!1!

32 posted on 03/24/2008 8:10:34 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ought-six

Last in his class. Youngest Major General in the U.S Army [24].


33 posted on 03/24/2008 8:15:52 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: mcshot

Part of Custer’s Brigade at Runnel’s Farm [Gettysburg], and until Custer took command of the 3d Cav. Division.


34 posted on 03/24/2008 8:17:22 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: indcons
This is my great-great grandfather Sebastion Buehler and his family. He served four years in the war. I'm not sure, but I think the medal he's wearing was some sort of Grand Army of the Republic medallion. Maybe someone can tell me for sure.

His rifle from the war is still in the family, in a branch other than my own.

His son, also named Sebastian, is second from the right in this picture. He died at a ripe old age when I was little, but I remember him popping popcorn for us kids in the woodburning stove in the basement of his house. He had a wood lathe down there too, and I have a couple of his turnings...a walnut lamp and some beautiful candlesticks.

This one is of another of my great-great grandfathers, Abner Chandler, who also served four years.

His father was an abolitionist leader, and as a boy on the farm in Kansas, John Brown stopped and stayed with them several times.

After the war, he was the superindendent of the famous Adams Ranch in Sac County, IA.

There's a story in the family of a traincar full of plows coming in, which all the local farmers needed to break the sod. At auction, he won the first bid and bought the whole lot. So, everyone else had to buy their plows from him. :-)

There's also a story of him taking a shot at his wife in the house they built in Odebolt. A friend of mine, who owns the house today, told me it's true, because there is a bullet hole in one of the old wooden collonades between the living room and the dining room.


35 posted on 03/24/2008 8:55:18 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The first front in any war is the war of words.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

haha ... now all we need is a picture of the great cavalry commanders of the Civil War in their Abrams Tanks for the Union and Confederacy.


36 posted on 03/24/2008 8:58:15 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (su - | echo "All your " | chown -740 us ./base | kill -9 | cd / | rm -r | echo "belong to us")
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To: nikos1121

He was last in his class in 1861.


37 posted on 03/24/2008 9:01:12 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. - George Patton)
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To: indcons
Wonderful pictures. Thank you.

We have a Civil War Museum here in Harrisburg, PA. I have no clue why we have it here but it has over 20,000 pictures and stuff there.

Actually, they wanted to attack Harrisburg, the railroad transportation HG at the time and also a training area. Instead, it happened at Gettysburg.

38 posted on 03/24/2008 9:06:14 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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I'm not sure, but I think the medal he's wearing was some sort of Grand Army of the Republic medallion. Maybe someone can tell me for sure.


39 posted on 03/24/2008 9:46:30 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PzLdr

Thanks for information. I have placed your info in my ancestry file.


40 posted on 03/25/2008 5:04:31 AM PDT by mcshot (Missing my cavernous grade school desk which protected from nuclear blasts.)
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To: dynachrome

Thanks for the ping really enjoyed the pictures.


41 posted on 03/25/2008 7:57:03 AM PDT by StoneWall Brigade
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To: indcons

Bump for later. I have a tin-type picture somewhere around here that I’d like to try and post in hopes that somebody may help date it.


42 posted on 03/25/2008 8:09:59 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: indcons

Thanks for the ping! Please keep them coming...


43 posted on 04/04/2008 4:30:20 AM PDT by nralife
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