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Perhaps the most dramatic of the war’s first photographic views is this study of armed Confederate soldiers and top-hatted civilians celebrating the South’s victory by draping themselves over the huge pivot guns that Confederate Brigadier General Pierre G. T. Beauregard had silenced at Fort Sumter. ~ Attributed to Alma A. Pelot (American, active Charleston, South Carolina, 1850s–1860s)

Perhaps the most dramatic of the war’s first photographic views is this study of armed Confederate soldiers and top-hatted civilians celebrating the South’s victory by draping themselves over the huge pivot guns that Confederate Brigadier General Pierre G. T. Beauregard had silenced at Fort Sumter. ~ Attributed to Alma A. Pelot (American, active Charleston, South Carolina, 1850s–1860s)

American Civil War: Color guard of the 7th Illinois Infantry armed with Henry repeating rifles, c. 1863. The photo is carefully posed. The photographer has given specific instructions to each person as to the direction of his gaze. The Henry and lever action were game changes in warfare still dominated by the musket

American Civil War: Color guard of the 7th Illinois Infantry armed with Henry repeating rifles, c. 1863. The photo is carefully posed. The photographer has given specific instructions to each person as to the direction of his gaze. The Henry and lever action were game changes in warfare still dominated by the musket

The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. c1863-65.

The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. c1863-65. [2795x1908].

Mathew B. Brady (American, 1823?–1896). General Robert E. Lee, 1865.

Mathew B. Brady (American, 1823?–1896). General Robert E. Lee, 1865.

Here is General Ulysses S. Grant (center of bench beside tree) on eve of Siege of Petersburg VA, which escalated this month 1864.  Photo by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.

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Here is General Ulysses S. Grant (center of bench beside tree) on eve of Siege of Petersburg VA, which escalated this month 1864. Photo by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.

Soldiers in front of monument at Bull Run Battlefield, Virginia. (June 10, 1865).

Soldiers in front of monument at Bull Run Battlefield, Virginia. (June 10, 1865).

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