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May 30, 1864. "Port Royal, Virginia. The Rappahannock River front during the evacuation."

May 30, 1864. "Port Royal, Virginia. The Rappahannock River front during the evacuation."

The 1913 Gettysburg reunion of 53,407 American Civil War veterans was for the Battle of Gettysburg’s 50th anniversary. President Woodrow Wilson’s July 4 reunion address summarized the spirit: “We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgotten—except that we shall not forget the splendid valour.”

The 1913 Gettysburg reunion of 53,407 American Civil War veterans was for the Battle of Gettysburg’s 50th anniversary. President Woodrow Wilson’s July 4 reunion address summarized the spirit: “We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgotten—except that we shall not forget the splendid valour.”

April 1865. "Petersburg, Virginia. Federal soldiers removing artillery from Confederate fortifications." [Detail] Wet plate glass negative.

April 1865. "Petersburg, Virginia. Federal soldiers removing artillery from Confederate fortifications." [Detail] Wet plate glass negative.

93rd New York Infantry, Antietam, Maryland, Sept., 1862

93rd New York Infantry, Antietam, Maryland, Sept., 1862

Ruins of the railroad depot in Charleston, SC in 1865, just after the devastation of the Civil War.

Ruins of the railroad depot in Charleston, SC in 1865, just after the devastation of the Civil War.

Civil War Regiment in Formation:  Regiment standing in formation in St. Joseph, Missouri

Civil War Regiment in Formation: Regiment standing in formation in St. Joseph, Missouri

Chattanooga, Tennessee about 1864

Chattanooga, Tennessee about 1864

April 9, 1865: The Surrender at Appomattox Court House, a small village that served as a way-station for travelers, in the 1848 brick home of Wilmer McLean, who had lived near Manassas during the First Battle of Bull Run, and had retired to Appomattox to escape the war. Roughly 175,000 Confederates remained in the field. Gen.  Johnston surrendered to Maj. Gen. Sherman in Durham, NC on April 26.

April 9, 1865: The Surrender at Appomattox Court House, a small village that served as a way-station for travelers, in the 1848 brick home of Wilmer McLean, who had lived near Manassas during the First Battle of Bull Run, and had retired to Appomattox to escape the war. Roughly 175,000 Confederates remained in the field. Gen. Johnston surrendered to Maj. Gen. Sherman in Durham, NC on April 26.

American Civil War Pictures

American Civil War Pictures

Charleston: Ft. Sumter circa 1861

Charleston: Ft. Sumter circa 1861

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