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With the vast majority of Civil War photos taken by northern photographers inside Union lines, it's easy to forget that southern photographers recorded the very first of all Civil War photographs in several series around Charleston. This Osborn and Durbec view shows Confederate soldiers and civilians in Fort Moultrie after the Union surrendered Fort Sumter. Very cool!

With the vast majority of Civil War photos taken by northern photographers inside Union lines, it's easy to forget that southern photographers recorded.

Petersburg, Virginia. Hanging execution William Johnson a Negro soldier. Date Created/Published: 1864 June 20. LOC original medium: 1 negative : glass, stereograph, wet collodion.

Hanging execution William Johnson a Negro soldier. Date Created/Published: 1864 June LOC original medium: 1 negative : glass, stereograph, wet collodion.

Perhaps the most dramatic of the war’s first photographic views is this study of armed Confederate soldiers and top-hatted civilians celebrating the South’s victory by draping themselves over the huge pivot guns that Confederate Brigadier General Pierre G. T. Beauregard had silenced at Fort Sumter. ~  Attributed to Alma A. Pelot  (American, active Charleston, South Carolina, 1850s–1860s)

Perhaps the most dramatic of the war’s first photographic views is this study of armed Confederate soldiers and top-hatted civilians celebrating the South’s victory by draping themselves over the huge pivot guns that Confederate Brigadier General Pierre G

02740 - Piles of solid and canister shot; Arsenal grounds, Richmond, Va; 1865 [LC-DIG-cwpb-02740]

Piles of solid shot, canister, etc., in the Arsenal grounds; Richmond & Petersburg Railroad bridge at right].

The stockade commander of Andersonville Prison, Henry Wirz, was executed for mistreatment of prisoners of war although he protested his innocence to the very end. There are 12,884 graves at Andersonville.  November 10, 1865.

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The execution in Washington, DC, in 1865 of Henry Wirz, former commander of the Confederate prisoner of war camp near Andersonville, Georgia. He was tried and hung after the war for conspiracy and murder related to his command of the notorious camp.

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Major Wirz

Schuylkill County Pennsylvania Military History: Andersonville Prison Story Pennsylvania Cavalry Co.My Experience While a Prisoner of War

Mathew Brady photo of soldiers graves on the battlefield at Bull Run, Virginia.

Hastily buried soldiers were marked with headboards in the mud after the First Battle of Bull Run, Manassas. Many soldiers were never identified due to these frequent field burials, photo taken March,

Confederates prisoners, Camp Douglas Chicago

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Civil War Soldier Tintype Candid Group Photo Pic

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Civil War- “Powder Boy” James V. Johnston 1864 Description: This uniform was presented to James V. “Jimmie” Johnston by the crew of the U.S. gunboat Forest Rose, for gallantry in action during the Civil War. He had accompanied his mother to visit his father, Captain John V. Johnston, aboard the gunboat in peaceful waters on the Mississippi. As the vessel approached Waterproof, Louisiana, in February 1864 it came under attack by a Confederate force. When the gunboat’s regular powder monkey…

Civil War- “Powder Boy” James V. Johnston 1864 Description: This uniform was presented to James V. “Jimmie” Johnston by the crew of the U. gunboat Forest Rose, for gallantry in action during the Civil War. He had accompanied his mother to visit his fath

American Civil War: Union soldiers moving munitions after capturing Fort McAllister, Georgia, after more than a month spent on the March to the Sea, December, 1864.

Sherman's Troops Removing Ammunition from Fort McAllister in Wheelbarrows - Near Savannah, GA, December 1864

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