Original Photographs of the Civil War

What an unbelievable website. Click the link below.

http://www.mikelynaugh.com/VirtualCivilWar/New/Originals2/index.html

Please read the instructions before viewing…These pictures are very profound. It is fortunate that these photos have survived. Most probably a million wet plate photos were made during the civil war on glass plate.  Popular during the war, they lost their appeal afterwards and so many were sold for the glass. Many used in green houses. Over the years the sun caused the images to disappear.

These are pretty amazing considering they were taken over to 150 years ago: A compendium of photos from era of the War Between the States.

Run the cursor over the photograph and the picture caption will pop up.

Click photo to enlarge and to read the rest of the caption. Once enlarged you find “forward” and “previous” options on left and right side of photo.

You can also advance pictures using the right arrow.

 

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