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  1. Belle Montgomery

    Breathing New Life Into Old Civil War Photos Using Animation

    Breathing New Life Into Old Civil War Photos Using Animation Mar 29, 2019 Matt Loughrey 12 Comments My name is Matt Loughrey, and I’m an artist based in Ireland. I occasionally work alongside libraries and museums with projects to develop their visitor experiences. Over time I have become...
  2. Belle Montgomery

    Article: Her image had been buried near a Civil War battlefield for 100 years. Then I found her.

    My metal detector gave a loud signal as I swept its coil over the freshly cleared earth. I had just dug up several Civil War bullets a few feet away, but this signal sounded different. It was louder, and registered much higher on my detector’s meter than the bullets. Perhaps, I thought, I was...
  3. Belle Montgomery

    Civil War-era photos look so serious, here's why

    There are many misconceptions about why people in photographs from the Civil War era aren't smiling. Maybe the photo took too long to take, maybe the people were bored or maybe it was their bad teeth. “And they did have bad teeth, but people today have bad teeth, and they still smile,” said...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    The Comprehensive ACW Faux, Fake, Made-Up, Why-Would-Anyone-Do-That Photo Thread

    It's not always the obvious photos misidentified for the obvious reasons. This snip is of a young woman at Brandy Station's hospital. She's all over the place on the internet as Cornelia Hancock, our Quaker nurse who left us agonizing accounts of her war. This isn't she. Why is that important...
  5. Belle Montgomery

    Downstate auctioneer sues to recover unique deathbed photo of Abe Lincoln

    It’s the case of the missing Lincoln death photo. The strange case involves a Downstate auctioneer, his ex-wife, a dentist, a distant relative of Lincoln — and even former Illinois Gov. James “Big Jim” Thompson. Larry Davis of Quincy filed a lawsuit Friday to recover what he says is a unique...
  6. J

    American Civil War Photos In Color

    Here is a video showing multiple photos from the Civil War Era that have been colorized.
  7. GELongstreet

    Flickr is changing to a pay model - forced deletion is coming

    Hey folks, I don´t know if any of you are using Flickr to upload and display pictures or videos, I personally don´t as I usually don´t create pictures myself and am on pinterest instead (though it is a love-hate relationship). If you aren´t using it or if you do so but have under 1000 files...
  8. GELongstreet

    Staff of the 5th New York Infantry, 1861

    The staff, at least partial, of the 5th New York Infantry Regiment, also known as Duryée's Zouaves, on the porch of the Segar House at Camp Hamilton near Fortress Monroe, Virginia, 1861. The persons are identified, left to right, as: Maj. J. Mansfield Davies Asst. Surg. B. Ellis Martin...
  9. GELongstreet

    USAHEC Civil War Photographs Collection

    An online collection of civil war photographs, owned and hosted by the US Army Heritage and Education Center.
  10. GELongstreet

    MOLLUS-MASS Civil War Photograph Collection

    The online photograph collection of the Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. It is hosted at the US Army Heritage and Education Center.
  11. GELongstreet

    More Civil War participants at a younger age

    Hey folks, I thought about a continuation of the Generals at a younger age thread that @AUG created. I for one like the earlier pictures of generals, because even they were young once and had a live before those four years that brought us together here on CWT. But there are earlier pictures of...
  12. USS ALASKA

    An Airtight Blockade

    http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/86/098608704.jpg If, from April of 1861, the Union Navy could have accomplished an airtight blockade of the South's coast line, what would have been the greatest detrimental effects to the Confederacy? Thanks, USS ALASKA
  13. Taylin

    The Civil War Sketches of Adolph Metzner - 32nd Indiana

    Sharing from the Battlefield Trust's Facebook, some of them of are graphic. I've seen a few other illustrations of Metzner's on here, some of which aren't in this link. He's got a nice style, can be a bit cartoony but I like it. Enjoy -...
  14. USS ALASKA

    Locomotive ID help!

    https://i.pinimg.com/600x315/39/81/77/398177264826c4ef5216ca2420e96ac3.jpg Can anyone ID this locomotive and configuration? Is this a factory yard engine given the B.L.W. on the side? Thanks for the help! USS ALASKA
  15. GELongstreet

    More unknown generals

    Hey folks, occasionally I´m stumbling over the old and beloved generalsandbrevets; being in a weird stage as one version is apparently updated but hosted in two different designs simultaneously while decaying at the same time; meanwhile the page has been archived in the original form but is...
  16. Belle Montgomery

    Is This Plantation Lady Actually Smiling in This Photo?

    Came across this photo and was jarred by what I perceive to be a huge smile on the lady in the foreground. If it's not it looks like she has a mustache under her nose instead of her upper lip. I don't recall too many smiling in photos back then. I also find it interesting because it portrays a...
  17. Taylin

    Mistaken era and thread

    Elijah Clay Wright - Seated in the middle-right looking rather serious. October 12th, 1845 - September 24th, 1926 Served from 62-65. Don't have information on the other soldiers. The file name suggest the photo has been touched up a bit. I always found this photo interesting.
  18. SWMODave

    San Francisco July 4th, 1862 Parade

    Courtesy Open SF History Two more images with details at Open SF History here Multiple sources place these pictures in different locations in San Francisco. They all seem to agree on Washington Square though. Here is where the author of this article places the photographer for the top photo...
  19. S

    Civil War Reenactors needed for Photoshoot

    Hi everyone, This is my first time posting on this forum. I'm a mild civil war enthusiast, but I'm primarily a photographer/filmmaker. I'm working on a photo shoot coming up and I'm looking for 4 civil war reenacts for a photoshoot in Rockland County, NY about an hour's drive from New York City...
  20. GELongstreet

    Rear Admiral Thomas Turner, U.S.N.

    And a picture for our navy guys - Rear Admiral Thomas Turner (1807-1883). The Virginian became a Midshipman in the U.S. Navy in 1825; serving in the Mediterranean, the East Indies and in the war against Mexico. When the civil war began he headed the Phíladelphia Naval Yard. He was made Captain...
  21. GELongstreet

    Rare picture of Brig. Gen. William N. Pendleton

    Said to be Confederate Brig. Gen. William N. Pendleton and it really seems to be him ... eyes, ears, hairline, cheek bones etc. all seem to fit. I haven't seen this picture anywhere else. As he is shown to wear a General's insignia it apparently should be 1862 or later. It is rare in at least...
  22. GELongstreet

    Old Pictures

    A website about photographs from (roughly) the 1850s to the 1940s. It has several themed collections either depicting the civil war or being related to it. The page also has a search engine that searches and shows both collections and individual pictures.
  23. ericfjames

    Bob Ford-Jesse James Photo Hoax - Latest Developments

    It's been four years since the owner of a tintype contacted the Jesse James family, claiming she had an image of Jesse James and Wood Hite of the James Gang. When the image was rejected by the James family, the owner found an artist to "authenticate" her image. Two years later, the owner and...
  24. GELongstreet

    Generals and Brevets

    Some 1,008 officers were appointed to the various general ranks on both sides during the American Civil War. Also, nearly 1,400 Federal officers were appointed to the rank of brevet general, brigadier or major, that they held in addition to their actual commission. This site contains over 11,000...
  25. GELongstreet

    Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele, USA

    Frederick Steele (1819-1868) was a New Yorker that graduated from West Point in 1843 and served as an infantry officer in the wars against the Yuma and against Mexico. In 1861 he was made a Major but quickly got a volunteer commission as Colonel of the 8th Iowa Infantry. He mainly served in...
  26. GELongstreet

    Officers of 37th New York Infantry

    Officers of the 37th New York Infantry Regiment, 1863. The 37th, the Irish Rifles, was raised for 2-years service in 1861 and was mustered out in June 1863. The regiment had heavy casualties (including over 200 at Chancellorsville) and those who re-enlisted or had enlisted for longer terms were...
  27. GELongstreet

    Gen. Francis P. Blair and staff, 17th Corps

    Maj. Gen. Francis Preston "Frank" Blair (1821-1875) was a Princeton-educated lawyer who served as volunteer in Mexico and became a Congressman afterwards. In 1862 Blair, who was deeply involved in Missouri affairs and spent his private fortune for the Union cause during 61 and early 62, resigned...
  28. GELongstreet

    Brig. Gen. Charles Devens and staff

    Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles Devens Jr. (1820-1891) was a Harvard-educated lawyer who began his war service in the 3rd Massachusetts Rifles and quickly gained command of the 15th MA Infantry. He commaned a number of brigades and divisions and was wounded several times. After the war he also served as...
  29. GELongstreet

    Bvt. Brig. Gen. Clinton D. MacDougall and staff

    Colonel Clinton Dugald MacDougall (1839-1914) was a New Yorker banker who served in the 79th NY and later commanded the 111th NY. He eventually was assigned to command the 3rd Brigade, 1st Div., II Corps, AoP and lead the division in the Grand Review. After the war he became a congressman...
  30. GELongstreet

    Gen. John E. Wool & Staff

    A carte de visite of Gen. John Ellis Wool and his staff during the American Civil War. Wool was supposedly the oldest general to serve during the civil war; being 77 years old in 1861. He was retired by Lincoln in 1863 after a career spanning 51 years. The officers are, from left to right...


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