Ronald S. Coddington is @Military Images
on CivilWarTalk! While other kids in his Middlesex, N.J., neighborhood collected baseball cards, 14-year-old Ronald S. Coddington browsed flea markets looking for old photographs. Little did he realize after he purchased his first photo in 1977 that collecting historic images would become a lifelong pursuit. He began to write about the lives of identified Civil War soldiers in his collection in 2001. Many are included in his books, "Faces of the Civil War," "Faces of the Confederacy," and "African American Faces of the Civil War." He is a regular contributor to the New York Times series Disunion, and a columnist for the Civil War News.