Tag Archives: Civil War

Memorial Day

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified man], ca. 1863 (2007.14.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Private Benjamin F. Smith, 11th U.S. Infantry. (One of the Civil War’s shortest soldiers.)], ca. 1875 (78.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified man], ca. 1900-1910 (706.1990) Alva, [Unidentified woman and man], 1918 (1560.1990) … Continue reading

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The American Civil War ended 150 years ago today: April 9, 1865

Unidentified Photographer, [Private Benjamin F. Smith, 11th U.S. Infantry], ca. 1875 (78.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman and Soldier], ca. 1863 (2007.14.1) Alexander Gardner (1821-1882), [Union Army hospital ward], ca. 1864 (81.1999)

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The Capture of Jefferson Davis by the Fourth Michigan Cavalry

George W. Lonsbury, [Benjamin D. Pritchard], ca. 1867 Stansbury & Co., [Benton D. Thurston], ca. 1865 Stansbury & Co., [Johnson Saur], ca. 1865 Stansbury & Co., [Horace Bascome Warner], ca. 1865 Stansbury & Co., [John Sullivan], ca. 1865 The exhibition … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis Dressed as a Woman

Unidentified Photographer, “Jeff Davis and His Last Ditch,” 1865 Unidentified Photographer, Jeff Davis in disguise, as he appeared at the time of his capture, 1865 Francis Hacker, Jeff’s Soliloquy, to be or Not to be (hanged) that’s the question, 1865 … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of the Civil War

Alexander Gardner, [A Union Army hospital ward], ca. 1864 The War Photograph & Exhibition Company, A Group of “Contrabands,” ca. 1865 (recto and verso) Unidentified Photographer, [Two Soldiers], ca. 1865 Unidentified Photographer, [Soldier Holding Sword in Front of Painted Backdrop … Continue reading

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Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature

Unidentified Photographer, Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature, ca. 1868–72 (442.2005) In 1867, the governments of the former Confederate states were restructured to reflect the new political order of the post-Civil War South. Federal troops oversaw the implementation of … Continue reading

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