Civil War Faces: 40 Rare Portraits of the Union and Confederate Soldiers Who Served in the American Civil War

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In the 1860s the Northern and Southern parts of the United States fought against each other in the American Civil War. The war started after 11 Southern states separated themselves from the United States and formed their own government. Their army fought the forces of the U.S. government. The Civil War threatened to break up the United States. It is also called the War Between the States.
This set highlights 40 Union and Confederate images that feature poignant moments, unusual weaponry and uniforms, and other special features like a musical instrument or card game. Most of the people and photographers are unidentified.
These fascinating photographs represent the impact of the war, which involved many young enlisted men and the deaths of more than 600,000 soldiers. The photos feature details that enhance their interest, including horses, drums, muskets, rifles, revolvers, hats and caps, canteens, and a guitar. Among the rarest images are African Americans in uniform, sailors, a Lincoln campaign button..

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