Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rare Civil War Photos

Some amazing photos have been floating around the internet about daily life in between battles of the Civil War, which marked its 150th anniversary on Tuesday. Here are a few of them...

Wives and children sometimes followed their husbands to war, especially early in the war
Officers of the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment relax before the Siege of Petersburg in 1864-65
Local children observe Union cavalry soldiers across Manassas Creek.
Two soldiers are dead, but only one – the Union trooper – has been buried in this photograph taken by Alexander Gardner
Pioneering aeronaut Thaddeus SC Lowe cuts short his experiments with hydrogen-filled balloons
Former slaves photographed at Fish Hall at Hilton Head, SC plantation

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