1. JPK Huson 1863

    Painted Backdrops To The Bloody Backdrop Called War, 1861-1865

    One of far too many portraits employing a painted backdrop to keep track of, this one is marvelous. Like most, the slightly primitive quality enhances History IMO. It was an awfully primitive war- as are all wars. OK, after some ( a LOT ) of futile searching, ( and please note it's searching...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Libey & Sons, Ships Chandlers, Richmond Or, Libby , The Most Photographed Prison Of The ACW

    Confederate photographer Charles Rees, of ' Little Miss Bonnie Blue ' fame caught an amazing shot of Libby in 1863. You'd be forgiven for not understanding the warehouse's necessary proximity to the river nor for the fact Richmond was thigh deep in war. Well, looking more closely those are not...
  3. Jimklag

    Monument Monday 2-25-2019

    Taking our cue from Foto Friday, let's do some B&W monuments. 11th Mississippi at Antietam
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Cashing In Our Photographic History, Fair Deal Or Cheating?

    Using this iconic photo of Elizabeth and Peter Thorn's home, Gettysburg Gatehouse taken July, 1863. Center of so much of our History, so significant to the battle, forever branded in our collective minds it's one of several nearly sacred spots. Making a point- image belongs to all of us both...
  5. Jimklag

    Monument Monday 1-18-2019

    2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery monument at Cold Harbor battlefield.
  6. Jimklag

    Monument Monday 1-7-2019

    17th Michigan Volunteers at Spotsylvania.
  7. Cavalry Charger

    U.S. Grant photo - rare image?

    Came across this image on Pinterest, one I've not seen before. Here is some more info on the image: General Ulysses S. Grant, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles and President Andrew Johnson pose together on Aug. 31, 1866, in Auburn, New York, at the home of former Governor Enos Throop during...
  8. JohnOrtegae

    FOR SALE Civil War Collection Via eBay Auctions!

    I read the guidelines and believe that I am ok to post this. If not, I apologize in advance! I am auctioning hundreds, yes hundreds, of Civil War items all from a collection that was amassed in the 1920s, passed on in the 1970s, and has been stored in a basement ever since! It is time for the...
  9. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - 12-17-2018

    A couple photos of Union flank markers at Gettysburg
  10. Jimklag

    Monument Monday 12-10-2018

    Gordon flank attack trail in the Wilderness.
  11. Jimklag

    Monument Monday November 19, 2018

    20th Maine right flank marker at Little Round Top
  12. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - November 12, 2018

    Unknown confederate soldiers at Bentonville battlefield - photo from Alamy. *edited to remove watermarked photo.
  13. James N.

    Monument Monday - November 5, 2018

    Once again, since I seem to have logged on before @Jimklag I'll start off this week's Monument Monday with the largest monument at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia, the Illinois State Monument located at the Dead Angle on Cheatham Hill. The Illinoisans who wished to record...
  14. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - October 29, 2018

    Wheatfield Road and the Rose North Orchard at Gettysburg with one of three monuments to the 9th Massachusetts Battery in the background. The Excelsior Field is on the far side of Wheatfield Road.
  15. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - October 22, 2018

    The Vermont Brigade monument in the Wilderness near the Brock Road/Orange Plank Road Intersection.
  16. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - October 15, 2018

    A head start on tomorrow. This monument can be seen in Stone Mountain, GA - the subject is self-explanatory. Photo by Mary Gilmartin.
  17. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - October 8, 2018

    Taken from the observation tower on Oak Ridge at Gettysburg. From left to right - 104th NY infantry, Brigadier General John C. Robinson, 88th Pennsylvania infantry.
  18. JPK Huson 1863

    Best Worst Photo Shopped, Faux And Just Plain Silly Images

    " The Lincoln Wedding Photograph " isn't. Someone glued together portraits taken separately and ' poof ', History! They're spreading. It's like lice without a good shampoo eradicating the little vermin. It's always been a puzzle why anyone would create a photo shopped image or just, plain make...
  19. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - October 1, 2018

    Granite and bronze monument at Fort Stedman, Petersburg National Battlefield. The full text of the monument plaque: Fort Stedman In the last grand offensive movement of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, Fort Stedman, with adjacent works, was captured at 4:30 A.M., March 25, 1865, by a well...
  20. GELongstreet

    USAHEC Civil War Photographs Collection

    An online collection of civil war photographs, owned and hosted by the US Army Heritage and Education Center.
  21. 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.
  22. JPK Huson 1863

    Before You Go, My Love; Portraits Of Goodbye

    A family portrait which has always gotten to me, sons, brothers, husbands, sweethearts? Guessing a combination here, two soldiers dear to them going off to war. " I left my home Oh! who can tell, The anguish felt at parting With those who tears like rain-drops fell Upon their boy when starting...
  23. 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...
  24. Jimklag

    Monument Monday September 10, 2018

    John Buford monument at Gettysburg on Chambersburg Rd. - includes the tube of the cannon that fired the battle's first artillery round. Stone Sentinels
  25. Jimklag

    Monument Monday September 3, 2018

    Monument to the men who fought at the battle of Five Forks, near Petersburg, Virginia.
  26. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - August 27, 2018

    Stonewall Jackson Monument at Manassas National Battlefield.
  27. Jimklag

    Monument Monday August 20, 2018

    Priming the pump for tomorrow morning. 8th Ohio monument at Bloody Lane at Antietam National Battlefield. Stone Sentinels Link -
  28. Jimklag

    Monument Monday August 13, 2018

    I thought it would be fun to post our favorite photos of Civil War monuments on a single day of the week each Monday. Here is the State of Louisiana Monument on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg for my entry for today.
  29. JPK Huson 1863

    History's Best Smilers, We've Been Practicing For Awhile

    Hands-down favorite smiler-in-era photographs, a few ancestors couldn't help themselves. She must have been a delight off camera, too. Noticed in another thread how surprising it seemed that someone was smiling in an era photo? No photography expert, but for whatever reason we do see mostly...
  30. 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...
  31. Jimklag

    Battle Of Sayler's Creek - The Army of Northern Virginia's Last Hurrah

    Battle of Sayler's (Sailor's) Creek near Farmville, Virginia during the retreat to Appomattox. The last hurrah of the Army of Northern Virginia. Painting Victory Or Death by Keith Rocco.
  32. Jimklag

    Guinea Station - Where Stonewall Jackson Died

    A natural offshoot of the thread on the flank march and Stonewall's wounding is a new thread on Guinea Station, or Fairfield Plantation, where Stonewall "crossed over to the other side of the river." The plantation office building of Fairfield Plantation, where Stonewall Jackson died, is all...
  33. Jimklag

    Petersburg National Battlefield

    A group of photos taken by Jim Klag and Mike Turner The following photos are of a reconstructed fort - with Fraise, gabions and fascines. And a trench mortar.
  34. Jimklag

    New Market Battlefield 2015

    Some photos from the New Market battlefield in the Shenandoah battlefield. New Market Gap in the Blue Ridge as seen from the front yard of the Bushong farm. The interpretive marker below goes with the stone marker in the last of the seven photos. This small stone marker below goes with...
  35. Jimklag

    Fortress Monroe

    Some 2010 photos of the fort including Robert E. Lee's quarters when he was a mere lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers; the cell where Jefferson Davis was held as a prisoner; and the quarters of Davis's jailer and family.
  36. Jimklag

    The Seven Days Battles

    A number of pictures from the sites of the Seven Days battles. The Trent House was McClellan's headquarters from June 12 to June 28, 1862. The Chickahominy was high due to recent rains.
  37. Jimklag

    Brawner Farm Interpretive Center At 2nd Manassas Battlefield

    A few photos from Brawner's Farm.
  38. Jimklag

    June 5, 2018 At Gettysburg

    Here are a few pictures from this past Tuesday's visit to Gettysburg.

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