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Cedar Mountain, Va. Family group before the house in which Gen. Charles S. Winder (C.S.A.) died. Cedar Mountain, Virginia. Photo taken by Timothy H. O’Sullivan. Library of Congress image.   Charles Sidney Winder (October 18, 1829 – August 9, 1862), was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate general officer in the American [...]

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The battle at Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9th, 1862 Charge of Crawford's Brigade on the right. Published by Currier & Ives, [between 1862 and 1872] Print caption: Between the Corps d'armée of Genl. Banks, constituting a part of the Army of Virginia, under Genl. Pope and a vastly superior number of the Rebels under Elwell and [...]

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  Library of Congress image: Edwin Chamberlain of Company G, 11th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in sergeant's uniform with guitar. Donated to the Library of Congress 2010 by Tom Liljenquist; Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs. The Last Full Measure: The Liljenquist Family Collection.

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This photograph, by photographer Alexander Gardner in August 1862 at Harrison’s Landing, Va., is of members of the U.S. Military Academy class of 1860.  Unfortunately, the Library of Congress image page  does not have names for any of the individuals nor could I find any further information in an online  image search.

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  Library of Congress image:Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with bayoneted musket in front of painted backdrop showing American flag and column pedestal, donated to the Library of Congress 2012 by Tom Liljenquist; Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs. The Last Full Measure: The Liljenquist Family Collection.

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Lt. Col. Samuel W. Owen, 3d Pennsylvania Cavalry, caught napping by photographer Alexander Gardner in August 1862 at Westover Landing, Va.. Library of Congress image from Civil War glass negative collection. ________ From Antietam on the Web: Before the Antietam Campaign: A tailor by trade, with a successful business in Washington DC, Owen was among [...]

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faces out of time 012       Library of Congress image: Unidentified young soldier in Confederate infantry uniform, possibly drummer boy, donated to the Library of Congress 2012 by Tom Liljenquist; Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs. The Last Full Measure: The Liljenquist Family Collection.

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Library of Congress image: Title: Captain George Riggs Gaither of K Company, 1st Virginia Cavalry Creator(s): Rees, Charles R., photographer Date Created/Published: [between 1861 and 1863] Medium: 1 photograph : half-plate ambrotype, hand-colored ; 15.9 x 12.6 cm (case) Summary: Photo shows identified soldier with arm resting on book at the base of a column; [...]

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During the civil war, to avoid being burdened with large numbers of prisoners, armies in the field would “parole” soldiers that they had captured, releasing them on their oath that they would perform no military service until formally exchanged for prisoners of war held or paroled by the other side.  In the early part of [...]

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  Encyclopedia Virginia: A pair of African American men—one holding a horse, the other a broom—pose in front of a group of Union soldiers. Free blacks served the Union forces in various capacities, from laborer to soldier. Creator: Mathew Brady Created: ca. 1862 (copyrighted 1862) Medium: Albumen carte-de-visite photograph. ____________ Library of Congress Gladstone Collection [...]

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  This map puts a bit of perspective on the battles that were fought around Richmond in 1862 and the location of McClellan’s forces in July. ________ From “Map of the battle ground near Richmond, showing plainly, every point of interest of the late & present position of the Union army.” L. Prang & Co. [...]

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  Unidentified soldier in Confederate captain's uniform with black cuffs to indicate that he is a surgeon. Medium: 1 photograph : sixth-plate ambrotype, hand-colored ; 9.3 x 8.3 cm (case) Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs; Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Record page for image is here. __________ [...]

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From Wikipedia: USS Galena — an ironclad screw steamer — was one of the first three ironclads, each of a different design, built by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She had an unconventional armor plating arrangement which proved ineffective. Designed by famed naval architect Samuel Hartt Pook, her keel was laid down [...]

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