Today is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War.
Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity). Confederate fortifications.
Richmond, Virginia. Stacked and scattered ammunition near the State Arsenal.
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Charleston, S.C. Parapet of Fort Sumter, with stacks of ammunition
Charleston, S.C. Blakely guns and ammunition in the Arsenal yard
Photograph of the War in the West. These photographs are of Sherman at the sea, December 1864. After marching through Georgia for a month, Sherman stormed Fort McAllister on December 13, 1864 and captured Savannah itself 8 days later. These seven views are limited to the former stronghold and its dismantling preparatory to Sherman’s further movement northward. This operation was ordered on December 24, and Gen. William B. Hazen [2d Division, 15th Corps] and Maj. Thomas W. Osborn, Chief of Artillery, had it completed by December 29, storing the guns at Fort Pulaski.
Petersburg, Va. Dead Confederate soldier with gun
Petersburg, Virginia. Dead Confederate soldier in trenches before Petersburg
The task of clearing the dead from Cold Harbor one year after the battle was given to freed Africans.
cavalry private with a Pinfire, of course!