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Battery No. 1.--100 and 200 pounder Parrots opposite Yorktown and Gloucester in front of Farenholt’s house. May 2, 1862 – drawn by Alfred R. Waud. Signed lower right: AR Waud. Title inscribed below image. Inscribed within image: River. Inscribed upper right: Yorktown in distance as in sketch No 6. guns firing. Published in: Harper's Weekly, [...]

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Civil War envelope showing American flags, eagle with laurel branches, and shield bearing message "Union and liberty" Addressed to Mr. Asa Foote, Fowler, Trumbull Co., Ohio; postmarked; bears 3 cent stamp. Notation on verso: Gallipolis, Ohio. Collection: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress) This envelope and additional information may be found [...]

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Broadside views of three steamships by Alfred R. Waud Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. Inscribed below first image: U.S. Transport "Daniel Webster." N.B. The "Ariel" is precisely like the Webster only much longer. Inscribed below the second image: Transports "Parkersburgh" "Locust Point" & Potomac are like the above. Inscribed below the [...]

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(click on image to view larger version) Enemy’s works as viewed from a Federal position Morgan collection of Civil War drawings (Library of Congress) Published as: The enemy's works near Yorktown in Harper's Weekly, May 3, 1862, pp. 280-1. Inscribed above image: Rebel camp and earthworks; Men at work in the trenches; Camp among trees; [...]

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Civil War envelope showing an eagle carrying an American flag in its claw and a serpent in its beak with motto "The early bird catches the worm" below. Addressed to Mrs. Sarah Ann Prall, Christianna, Lancaster County, Pa.; hand-canceled; bears 3 cent stamp.. Collection: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress) This [...]

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(click on image for larger version) Pang & Company Catalog Description: "Capture of New Orleans." Farragut’s Fleet passing the Forts. This naval scene is a brilliant representation of that famous battle by night, showing the Mississippi squadron, under Commodore Farragut,  passing Forts Philip and Jackson, and the engagement with them and with the Confederate gunboats [...]

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Sketch of a group of Collis' Zouaves – Gen. Banks bodyguard, now attached to Col. Geary command, near Manassas Gap. "Officers & non-commissioned officers of Collis' Zouaves. General Banks' bodyguard. Camp Pardee, near Upperville, Va." on mount. 1862 April 17 by Edwin Forbes. Morgan collection of Civil War drawings (Library of Congress) Library of Congress [...]

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Portion of Rebel battery at Wynns Mill. The gun which wounded Lieut. Wagner. Topographical Engineer. Artist: Alfred R. Waud. This drawing and additional information may be found here at the Library of Congress Additional Info related to the drawing: The following incident is given in illustration of the hazards common to the duty of a [...]

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74th Infantry Regiment . Civil War . Fifth Excelsior Regiment; Fifth Regiment, Sickles' Brigade. This regiment was recruited under the special authority of the War Department, issued to Gen. D. E. Sickles; organized under Col. Charles K. Graham at Camp Scott, L. I., and mustered in the service of the United States for three years [...]

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Five years ago, I created a short video using photographs from the civil war and and mixed it with a couple of medleys of civil war music recorded almost 100 years ago. All of the photographs are from the U.S. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog. _________ Description of photographs: Keedysville, Md., vicinity. [...]

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The Sumter running the blockade of Pass à l'Outre, by the enemy's Ship Brooklyn, on the 30th June, 1861 (Library of Congress) 1869 Color lithograph by Kelly, Piet & Co., Baltimore CSS Sumter, a 473-ton bark-rigged screw steam cruiser, was built as the merchant steamship Habana at Philadelphia in 1859 for McConnell's New Orleans & [...]

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Several war artists illustrated and recorded the events surrounding the Battle at Big Bethel (or Great Bethel). Their drawings were forwarded to the newspapers or magazines they worked for, where they were interpreted into woodcuts that were used to include the images into print issues that were published two or three weeks – or more [...]

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Drawing by Alfred R, Waud in May 1861. Drawing is on brown paper using pencil and Chinese white. Inscribed below image: This regt. went over today without camp equipage. The 71st N.Y. wore Cardigan jackets gray in color. Published in: New York Illustrated News, June 15, 1861. Library of Congress image. (Note: this image has [...]

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Addressed to Mr. George Yekley [?], Scotsburg, Town of Sparty [i.e. Sparta], Livingston Co., N.Y.; postmarked Washington, D.C. [?] 31, 1862; bears 3 cent stamp. Collection: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress) Published: Phil'a. : Magee, 316 Chestnut Street, This envelope and additional information may be found here at the Library [...]

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May 31 1862 Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0067 Title from Milhollen and Mugridge. Part of Civil War glass negative collection.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Record page for this image:  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/cwp2003000067/PP/

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Summary: Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862. Photograph of a gun captured by 12th Maine and 17th New York Infantry Part of Civil War glass negative collection.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Record page for this image: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/cwp2003000062/PP/

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Title: [Chickahominy River, Va. Grapevine bridge built May 27-28, 1862, by the 5th New Hampshire Infantry under Col. Edward E. Cross] Creator(s): Woodbury, D. B. (David B.), d. 1866, photographer Date Created/Published: 1862 June. Medium: 1 negative : glass, wet collodion. Summary: Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862. [...]

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Title inscribed below image: Commencement of the battle of Hanover Ct. House. 1:45 PM. May 27, 1862 – drawn by Alfred R. Waud. Inscribed above image in black ink, left to right: Cavalry. The Rebel Army. Bensons Horse Artillery. Johnsons infantry. Published in: Harper's Weekly, June 21, 1862, p. 397, inscribed in Harper's "From sketches [...]

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