Tuesday, August 6, 2019

56 Amazing Vintage Colorized Photos of the American Civil War

General Aldred Torbert and his staff during the American Civil War on the vine-covered veranda of a Virginia mansion occupied as their headquarters.

Surgeons of the 4th Division of the 9th Corps are pictured in Petersburg, Virginia in 1864.

A group of officers relax away from the battlefront at the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, 1863.

Major General George Armstrong Custer (1839–1876) was a US Army officer and cavalry commander in the Civil War and the American-Indian Wars.

Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Anderson, of the Confederates (1813–1892) was a civil engineer and industrialist.

Lieutenant Colonel A.B. Elder of the 10th New York Infantry.

This portrait shows a General posing sternly against a sombre grey backdrop.

Major General George Edward Pickett of the Confederate States Army during the Civil War.

An unidentified African American woman is pictured in 1861 in this stunning framed photograph.

An unidentified soldier in first lieutenant’s uniform, red sash, leather gauntlets, and spurs with cavalry sword, 1861.

 A Confederate sergeant in uniform – sometime between 1861 and 1865.

Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand; at the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, Sept.-Oct. 1862

Surgeons of the 3rd Division before hospital tent in Petersburg, Va., Aug. 1864.

John L. Burns, the "old hero of Gettysburg," with gun and crutches in Gettysburg, Penn., July, 1863.

Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, his friend Brigadier General John Rawlins (left), and an unknown lieutenant colonel in 1865.

Union Captain Cunningham poses next to the command tent in Bealeton, Va., 1863.

Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, 1863

Three Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg, Pa. in 1863.

Union Colonel James H. Childs (middle, standing) and several other officers at Westover Landing, Va. in 1862.

General James Longstreet

Confederate Colonel John Shackleford 'Shac' Green of the 6th Virginia Volunteer Cavalry

Tent life of the 31st Penn. Inf. at Queen's farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum in Washington, DC, 1861

Allan Pinkerton ("E. J. Allen") of the Secret Service on horseback in Antietam, Md., Oct. 1862.

 Major General Ambrose Burnside, the commander of the Union Army of the Potomac. He is best known for leading the army to a crushing defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg and for his distinctive facial hair, which later became known as the sideburn.

The staff of Brigadier General Andrew Porter in 1862. George Custer (of the Battle of Little Bighorn fame) is shown reclining next to a dog on the right.

 General William Tecumseh Sherman in civilian clothes.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee at his home in Richmond, Va. less than a week after surrendering.

 Cock fighting at Gen. Orlando B. Willcox's headquarters in Petersburg, Va., 1864.

Portrait of Rear Adm. David D. Porter, officer of the Federal Navy, 1860.

Artillery Officers, Fair Oaks, VA, June 1862

Union Officers, Westover Landing, August 1862

General Robert E. Lee

Brigadier General David McMurtrie Gregg sitting with his senior staff, taken in June 1862, possibly near Fredericksburg, Virginia

Major General George E. Pickett, who led the ill-fated 'Pickett's Charge' at the behest of Robert E. Lee, against whom he bore a grudge for the rest of his life

Major General George H. Thomas pulled an arrow out of his own chest during battle.

Confederate Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley was dismissed from the army after several blunders indirectly related to his alcoholism

Portrait of President Abraham Lincoln, 1863.

Capt. George Custer of the 5th Cavalry is seen with Lt. Washington, a prisoner and former classmate.

Soldier Next to Sling Cart, Drewry's Bluff, VA, 1865

Powder Monkey, Charleston, SC, 1865

 Dead Union Soldiers, Gettsyburg, July 1863

General William T. Sherman, November 1864

General Joseph Hooker, 1862

Col. J.B. Duman, C.S.A.

General Joseph R. Anderson, C.S.A.

Edwin Francis Jemison (December 1, 1844 – July 1, 1862) was a Private in the Confederate States Army who  was killed in action on July 1, 1862 at the Battle of Malvern Hill reportedly by a direct hit from a cannonball, which decapitated him.

Union Engineering Company

Officer's mess, Company E, 93rd New York Volunteers, in Bealeton, Va., Aug., 1863

Private Francis Brownell, Recipient of the First Medal of Honor Awarded During the Civil War, 1865

Union Buried, Confederate Unburied, Antietam, 1862

Ulysses S. Grant and His War Council, May 21, 1864

Union Soldiers, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1861-1865

Union Generals, Sheridan's Valley Campaign, 1864

Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby aka 'The Gray Ghost' of the 43rd Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Battalion

Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters, 1863-1865.

Confederate soldier and family, 1861-1865