This image is one of the most misidentified photographs published about the Civil War. Usually referred to as ‘young Confederates off to war’ it actually shows members of Company A, First Virginia Infantry, the “Richmond Grays,” at John Brown’s execution in 1859. The Valentine Museum
Top 20 Great US Civil War Photographs - Listverse
If you ever saw Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” documentary, you might recall it mentioned during the final episode how many photos, daguerreotypes and
Camp Chase: Civil War prisoner of war camp and cemetery
Camp Chase was a Federal POW camp that held over 25,000 Confederate prisoners during the war, along with hundreds of civilians who were arrested for criticizing the Lincoln Government. 2,260 soldiers died in the prison due to intentional policies of the denial of food, clothing, and shelter, as well as occasional extra-judicial executions of prisoners by the guards. The mortality rate of 9% was roughly half that of the Dachau concentration camp.
The Most Powerful Images Of World War I
Friday 1 July 2016 marked the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the biggest conflict seen on the Western Front during World War I. Here are some of the most arresting photos from the war. Contains graphic images.