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30 Rare Photos That Bring the Civil War to Life

Abraham Lincoln Visits the Antietam Battlefield with Gen. McClellan

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Union Refugees Flee Their Homestead for Protection by the Union Army

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Four Soldiers from the Pennsylvania 3rd Calvary

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Soldiers Gather Around the Log Hut Company Kitchen

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A Fife and Drum Corps, Regiment Unknown

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Civil War Embalming Surgeons Prepare the Dead

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A Union Observation Balloon is Prepped for Reconnaissance

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

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Captured Confederate Gun Boat, Atlanta, on the James River

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Union Soldiers at the Battle of Fairfax Courthouse

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

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Union Soldiers Prepare for Battle at Petersburg, VA

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

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Confederate General Robert E. Lee Poses in 1865

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Union General George Custer Poses, Location Unknown

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Union Soldiers Construct Telegraph Lines in Virginia

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

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

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

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Fort Sumter, 1865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Baseball Game Between Union Prisoners at Salisbury, NC in 1863

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

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

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