In remembrance of the Union and Confederate soldiers who served in the American Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs to the Library of Congress.
Although many men fell in battle, still others, like these three Confederate soldiers, were captured by Union troops. Despite being held prisoner, all three men still bear a look of pride in this photo.
Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color This photo by Mathew Brady, the most famous Civil War photographer, portrays three Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg, Pa. in This shot was a favorite of famed author Shelby Foote.
Mounting guard inspection, Fort Wagner, South Carolina April Civil War soldiers' guns were constantly inspected by NCOs for cleanliness and to ensure that movable parts, such as the hammer, were in working order.