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Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life

War heroes: General Robert E. Lee was anti-slavery but a commander-in-chief of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia

American Civil War Uniforms- The Union and the Confederacy wore different uniforms to distinguish from eachother during the Civil War. The Union typically wore navy blue long frock coats while the Confederates wore grey on frock coats that were a tad shorter.

Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life

Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson is pictured here. Artillery professor at Virginia Military Institute. Considered "Lee's Right Arm", Jackson helped to lead the Army of Northern Virginia to victory at the First and Second Manassas, the Valley Campaign of 1862, Seven Days Battles, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Jackson was a victim of friendly-fire at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863 and would soon die of pneumonia resulting from his wounds.

The National Civil War Museum, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a permanent, nonprofit educational institution created to promote the preservation of material culture and sources of information that are directly relevant to the American Civil War of 1861–1865, and the aftermath period of the war as related to Civil War Veterans' service organizations, including the Grand Army of the Republic, United Confederate Veterans and the Daughters of the Confederacy to 1920.