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Faces of the Civil War

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.

Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The blanket rolls around their shoulders were a popular alternative to the cumbersome, uncomfortable knapsacks that were issued early in the war.

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.

This photo by Mathew Brady, the most famous Civil War photographer, portrays three Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg, Pa. in 1863.

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

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 1865. 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.

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.

ACW Union: Lions of the Roundtop Gettysburg, by Don Troiani. (www.dontroiani.com)

Colonel Joshua Chamberlain leads the Maine on Little Round Top, Gettysburg , July 1863 — with Jim Procopio, Tony Gambino, Greg Lynes and Christopher J.

July – Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and 272 of his troops are killed in an assault on Fort Wagner, near Charleston, South Carolina.

Another photograph of the Richmond Grays.

Confederate Soldiers, 1861 Photograph - Confederate Soldiers, 1861 Fine Art Print by Aiyah

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