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  1. GELongstreet

    Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker and staff

    Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker (1814-1879) with some of his staff officers at Falmouth, Virginia in June 1863. While still in command of the Army of the Potomac; within the month, on June 28th, he'd be replaced by George Meade. Standing, left to right: Cpt. Cyrus B. Comstock (Engineer) Cpt. John B...
  2. Irish Brigader

    Anyone know in which units these men served?

    Hi! I came across these two fellows on the net, and I can't track down their units. Can anyone help?
  3. LittleMac

    Sherrick House at Antietam Interior Photographs/Tour

    Hello, all! Here's a post I've been wanting to make for some time-- as a thank-you for helping out during Park Day, the rangers at Antietam National Park allowed volunteers to tour the Sherrick House, a place not typically open to the public. I took photographs of the interior, and will share...
  4. wbull1

    Historical Gifts Maybe

    How did Albert Einstein communicate with President Roosevelt about the atomic bomb? How did the Queen of Hawaii protest America's annexation of the Islands? Instead of learning about history from a book, we invite you to learn directly from history through replicas of the historic letters...
  5. Belle Montgomery

    Facial recognition software to identify Civil War soldiers

    Kurt Luther, Virginia Tech assistant professor of computer science, has developed a free software platform that uses crowdsourcing to significantly increase the ability of algorithms to identify faces in photos. Through the software platform, called Photo Sleuth, Luther seeks to uncover the...
  6. A

    Need help identifying uniform

    Hi! I'm Otis. I'm new here. I came across this forum while trying to research the question I'm about to propose to you. (But now that I've found it, I can't wait to binge read) I have this photo of what appears to be a Union corporal. (There are no markings as to name, place, photographer...
  7. USS ALASKA

    US Civil War Era Training Prison Barrack Receiving Accommodation hulks

    USS Minnesota housed over as a training hulk, possibly while assigned to the Massachusetts Naval Militia in 1895-1901. US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 106687, donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2009. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/86/098637609.jpg I thought so too...
  8. 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...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    Ladies, Tresses, Up-Doos And Locks, The Short Story

    One of around a gazillion era illustrations from popular periodicals, The PerfectWoman typically was romanticized- with an awful lot of long Perfect Hair. Hair! We loved our hair, ornamented, plaited, ringletted, ( it's a word.... ), snooded, piled and coifed- not happy with that we made...
  10. GELongstreet

    USAHEC Civil War Photographs Collection

    An online collection of civil war photographs, owned and hosted by 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. James N.

    Additional Antietam Scenes

    Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center In case anyone wonders, the title of this thread harkens back to one I posted showing photographs from a visit made in 2016: https://www.civilwartalk.com/threads/antietam-scenes.104230/ This newer set was made this April during my whirlwind tour of...
  13. USS ALASKA

    Horseshoe Curve

    http://explorepahistory.com/kora/files/1/2/1-2-5AA-25-ExplorePAHistory-a0b9p8-a_349.jpg Source - LOC Source - LOC Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, PA. Completed in 1854 to replace the Allegheny Portage Railroad. Built by Pennsylvania Railroad Engineers John Edgar Thomson and Herman Haupt...
  14. Belle Montgomery

    The American Civil War: Then and Now- Video

    Very nice video:
  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. Jimklag

    Spotsylvania National Battlefield

    Photos by Mike Turner and Jim Klag. Painting Battle Of Spotsylvania by Thure de Thulstrup, 1887 Monument at the site of John Sedgwick's death. Mockup of Confederate works "Mule shoe" trenches
  17. StephenColbert27

    Post-War Photos of Union Generals?

    Inquiring for an aquaintence of mine. I was hoping you guys and gals might have some. 70's and 80's are preferred, but I think he'll take anything.o
  18. pamc153PA

    Stonewall and Me

    My family and I spent much of yesterday in Lexington, Virginia, checking out the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University, as well as other historical places in the pretty little town. I spent sometimes prowling around the cemetery where Stonewall Jackson is buried, and look who I found!
  19. Chetallica

    Sharpsburg/Antietam June 1991

    Pulled out some battlefield pics from Antietam from back in June of 1991 and thought some folks would enjoy seeing them. Hard to believe I took these 26 years ago. There were a few reenacting troops there and do not recall which regiments they were. I was still reenacting at the time but this...
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