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The "Bloody Lane" Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862, cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave 23,000 casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.S. history.

Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, MS

You are viewing an impressive image of Fair Oaks, Virginia,vicinity. Lieutenant Robert Clarke, Captain John C. Tidball, Lieutenant William N. Dennison, and Captain Alexander C.M. Pennington. It was taken in 1862 by Gibson, James F., b. 1828.

Old Abe, the American War Eagle, was the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment in the Civil War. Old Abe was in thirty-nine battles during the Civil War including Fredericktown, and the Siege of Vicksburg. Old Abe was not just a mascot, but became a patriotic symbol for the entire nation

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34 Stunning Portraits Capture Life During The American Civil War

The Library of Congress has acquired thousands of Civil War photographs and has put them online. Here is a slide show sampling. My favorites are from the Liljenquist Family collection of individu...

Vicksburg National Battlefield - Vicksburg, Mississippi

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12 fascinating Civil War sites -

Chickamauga & Andersonville, #Georgia Civil War sites, were both included on's list of "12 fascinating Civil War sites." #GaCivilWar

Yorktown Va. May 1862. A scene during the Civil War