Civil War Battlefields Then and Now by James Campi Jr.As a defining event in the history of the United States, the Civil War has no equal. Civil War Battlefields Then and Now looks at the battlefields where it all took place, covering the broad sweep of events from the Southern capture of Fort Sumter to the Battles of Gettysburg and Appomattox. Historical illustrations and archival photographs of these sacred locations are compared with specially commissioned photographs of the battlefields as they are today, accompanied by descriptive and interesting text.
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Each of the Civil War images below is available on the Library of Congress website. On May 2, , Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville, site of his greatest triumph. Nearly three years after the calamity that rocked the South, George Oscar Brown photographed the scene, part of an extensive series of photos of central Virginia battlefields he took during a U. Army medical expedition. The caption on the April stereoview, the earliest known image of the Jackson wounding site, notes the general was shot to the left of the two men who appear at the center of the photo. Reed Bonetecou, who led the expedition for the U. Army Medical Museum, is believed to be at the far left.
Tuesday, May 29, Chickamauga Ga. NOTE: Hover effect does not work on phones, tablets. Friday, April 6, Gettysburg: Civil War nurses at battlefield reunion. Monday, February 19, Antietam: 16th Connecticut monument dedication in hover on image. Tuesday, February 13, Digital restoration: 16th Connecticut monument dedication hover on image.
The war that changed the American social landscape forever also affected its physical one. Revisit some of the most famous battlefields in American Civil War history, and how they look today. Little Round Top is one of the two most prominent hills south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During the second day of the battle there in , the hill became a focal point in Robert E. Lee's flank attacks against Union troops. Major General Gouverneur K.
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Engineers of the 8th New York State Militia in front of a tent, National Archives Identifier: The War Between the States was the first large and prolonged conflict recorded by photography. During the war, dozens of photographers, both as private individuals and as employees of the Confederate and Union Governments, photographed civilians and civilian activities; military personnel, equipment, and activities; and the locations and aftermaths of battles. Because wet-plate collodion negatives required from 5 to 20 seconds exposure, there are no action photographs of the war.
Between and , approximately , soldiers and 50, civilians died while another , soldiers were seriously wounded. For comparison, every soldier fighting in the Civil War was 13 times more likely to die in the line of duty than were American soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. In total, eight percent of all white males aged 13 to 43 living in America at the dawn of the Civil War died during the conflict -- that's approximately 2. With combined civilian and military casualties estimates ranging as high as a million, the Civil War remains the single deadliest event in American history. In fact, more American servicemen died during the Civil War than in all other U.
These Then-And-Now pictures bring together some of the more unforgettable pictures of post-battle Gettysburg with modern versions taken from the same location as the originals. For many, these photographs conjure feelings of awe and amazement along with sadness and despair. It is with these unforgettable photographs in mind, and a nod to the men whose timeless images evoke such strong emotions, that we bring you this page. This is our attempt to look back through the windows of time. Explore This Park. Gettysburg National Military Park Pennsylvania.