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30 Rare Photos That Bring the Civil War to Life

Abraham Lincoln Visits the Antietam Battlefield with Gen. McClellan

Union Refugees Flee Their Homestead for Protection by the Union Army

Four Soldiers from the Pennsylvania 3rd Calvary

Soldiers Gather Around the Log Hut Company Kitchen

A Fife and Drum Corps, Regiment Unknown

Civil War Embalming Surgeons Prepare the Dead

A Union Observation Balloon is Prepped for Reconnaissance

Union General (and Future President) Ulysses S. Grant Poses in Cold Harbor, VA

Captured Confederate Gun Boat, Atlanta, on the James River

Union Soldiers at the Battle of Fairfax Courthouse

The McLean House, Site Where Robert E. Lee Surrendered the Confederate Army

Union Soldiers Prepare for Battle at Petersburg, VA

Jefferson Davis' Home, Known at "The White House of the Confederacy"

Confederate General Robert E. Lee Poses in 1865

Union General George Custer Poses, Location Unknown

Union Soldiers Construct Telegraph Lines in Virginia

Union Maj. General Sheridan poses with his Generals in Front of His Tent

The 69th New York State Militia Observes Mass in Washington D.C.

Confederate "Quaker" Guns (aka Logs) Used to Deceive the Union Military

Soldiers at Rest After Drill, Reading Letters and Playing Cards in Petersburg, VA, 1865

Winter Quarters; Soldiers in Front of Their Wooden Hut, Called "Pine Cottage"

The 26th U.S. Colored Volunteer Infantry on Parade at Camp William Penn in Pennsylvania, 1865

Refugee Family Leaving a War Area With Belongings Loaded on a Cart

Scouts and Guides for the Army of the Potomac in Berlin, MD, 1862

General George Thomas and a Group of Officers at a Council of War Near Ringgold, GA, May of 1864

Ward in the Carver General Hospital in Washington D.C.

Baseball Game Between Union Prisoners at Salisbury, NC in 1863

Commissary Department Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Brandy Station, VA in February of 1864

General Grant Looks at General Meade's Map Near Massaponax Church in VA, May 1864