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(1862, Sept.) Dead Confederate soldier - Antietam, MD

American Civil War Alexander Gardner/Library of Congress. A Federal soldier is buried, while a Confederate lays unburied. This level of realism was unheard of at the time,

Battlefield of the "Wilderness": Confederate Entrenchments on Orange Plank Road. Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Lyman reflected after a post-war visit to the Wilderness battlefield that “to an unpractised eye it was just as if a whirlwind had twisted off each trunk and left the top hanging by the torn fibres.  But it was the whirlwind of musket balls.”

Battlefield of the "Wilderness" - Confederate entrenchments on Orange Plank Road

(1863, July) Dead Union soldiers at Devil's Den - Gettysburg, PA

July) Dead Union soldiers at Devil's Den - Gettysburg, PA.The Library of Congress identifies this series of photos as having been staged by live Union soldiers on November 1863 (the battle was in July).

U. S. Civil War Veterans

This day serves as a recognition to those veterans' sacrifice and service to the US nation. We salute you great veterans! From O'Hare Precision Metals.

[The Wilderness Battlefield] Unknown Artist Artist: Possibly by Alexander Gardner (American, born Scotland, 1821–1882) Date: 1865–67 Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative Dimensions: From 12.5 x 7.9 cm The Battle of the Wilderness was fought May 5-7, 1864, in the same Virginia forest disputed a year before in the Chancellorsville campaign. When the soldiers took their positions in the woods, the ground was already littered with skulls.

[The Wilderness Battlefield. The Battle of the Wilderness was fought May in the same Virginia forest disputed a year before in the Chancellorsville campaign. When the soldiers took their positions in the woods, the ground was already littered with skulls.

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield – Battle of the Wilderness

Chief Park Historian John Hennessy describes the Battle of the Wilderness and its great historical importance to the outcome of the Civil War.

Ellwood Manor Wilderness Battlefield Wilderness, Virginia

Ellwood Manor Wilderness Battlefield Wilderness, Virginia

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