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Sailors and Marines on the deck of the U.S. gunboat Mendota, 1864. #USNavy #USMC #CivilWar

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Sailors And Marines On The Deck Of The U. Gunboat Mendota, 1864 Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockade on the James RiverFrom the day of her commissioning in Mendota was assigned to the James.

officers of the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry, as they relax in the woods of Petersburg, Virginia, engaged in a game of cards.  1864

officers of the Pennsylvania Infantry, as they relax in the woods of Petersburg, Virginia, engaged in a game of cards.

Hardtack could be eaten plain though most men preferred to toast them over a fire, crumble them into soups, or fry them with their pork and bacon fat in a dish called "skillygalee." Coffee was a most also an important staple and some soldiers considered it (and sugar) more important than anything else.

Civil War Soldiers Needed Bravery To Face The Foe, And The Food At Least They Had Real Coffee: Union soldiers eat and drink in front of tents.

This photo is shown on a blog as "Picnickers at the First Battle of Bull Run, 1861." The styles of clothing and photography processes indicate it was take 1890s-1900. Perhaps these picnickers are at a remembrance ceremony.

Original pinner wrote: "Picnickers at the First Battle of Bull Run, Incorrect: This image cannot be from the Civil War era.

Among the surviving photos of the civil war, some are incredible startling...^Among the surviving photos of the civil war, some are incredible startling...^If you ever saw Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” documentary, you might recall it mentioned during the final episode how many photos, daguerreotypes and tintypes were destroyed after the war. Some were used as glass for greenhouses. Among those that survive, though, are some pretty startling ones.

Council of war near Massaponax Church, Va., May General Grant is looking over General Meade’s shoulder at a map Meade holds. Photographed by Timothy H. O’Sullivan. From: The National Archives

Civil War Quilts: Quilts at the Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair

American Civil War Dress - On the anniversary of President Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address, a volunteer in period dress lights luminarias. The candles illuminate markers commemorating soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.

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War And Conflict-Civil War 20 infantrymen, several gunners & artillery crossing river on raft, during Civil War. Date taken: 1863 Photographer: Andrew J.

Pen and Paper Blog: The Possibilities were Boundless...

November 1918 Crowds celebrating the armistice in London, at the end of World War I

The navy was an important component to the Civil War. The Union blockade became very effective in cutting off supplies to the Confederacy.

Civil War-the navy was an important component to the war. The Union blockade became very effective in cutting off supplies to the Confederacy and slowly and literally starved it to death.

Civil war hospital ship

Erasmus Anderson writes about sneaking onto a Civil War hospital ship in search of a friend. Here's the ship and a bit about Civil War medical care.

A Union soldier sits in a fort abandoned by the Confederates after the fall of Atlanta. Sept, 1864.

Abandoned Confederate fort after the fall of Atlanta. Sept, 1864.[1500x1374]

Relief Workers in front of United States Christian Commission storehouse in Washington, D.C., April 1865

African American Civil War Nurses and Cooks African American women, as well as some men, often worked as nurses, cooks and laundry workers in both Union and Confederate hospitals during the war.

High Command. Massaponax Church, Virginia. ‘Council of War’, General Ulysses S. Grant examines a map held by General George Gordon Meade, May 21, 1864

The American Civil War through the eyes of an Irish photographer

‘Council of War’, General Ulysses S. Grant examines a map held by General George Gordon Meade, May 1864