Civil War

Black Union Soldier: 1860s

Black Union Soldier: 1860s

African American soldier in Union uniform with a rifle and revolver in front of painted backdrop with American flag. Photo taken at Benton Barracks, St Louis, Missouri between 1863 and 1865 by photographer Enoch Long. LOC original medium: hand-colored quarter plate tintype.

CSA General Benjamin F. Cheatham: 1860s

CSA General Benjamin F. Cheatham: 1860s

Confederate States Army (CSA) General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham served in many battles of the Western Theater during the American Civil War. He was also a Tennessee aristocrat and a miner during the California gold rush. Photo taken between 1860 and 1870. LOC original medium: wet collodion glass negative.

Colonel William Sackett, 9th N.Y. Cavalry: 1860s

Colonel William Sackett, 9th N.Y. Cavalry: 1860s

Civil War portrait of Colonel William Sackett, 9th New York Cavalry, between 1860 and 1864. LOC original medium: wet collodion glass negative.

Former Slaves in South Carolina: 1860s

Former Slaves in South Carolina: 1860s

Either a Freedmen's school in Edisto Island, South Carolina or a contraband (escaped slave) chapel in Beaufort, S.C., between 1862 and 1865. The caption when the picture was published in a book says it was a Freedmen's school. A handwritten note on the back of the picture says it was a contraband chapel. Photograph shows African American children and adults standing outside the facility.

Company F, 3rd New Hampshire Volunteers: 1862

Company F, 3rd New Hampshire Volunteers: 1862

Cooks galley, Company F, 3rd New Hampshire Volunteers, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1862 or 1863. Photograph shows Company F soldiers at the Camp of the 3rd New Hampshire Volunteers posing at the cook's galley, including a young African American boy. Photo published by Henry P. Moore. LOC original medium: mounted photographic print.

Civil War Fire Engine: 1865

Civil War Fire Engine: 1865

Civil War firefighting equipment, Fire Engine No. 3, Richmond, Virginia. Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, fallen Richmond, April-June 1865. LOC original medium: wet collodion glass stereograph.

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