A dead Confederate soldier
A dead Confederate soldier lies in a trench at Fort Mahone during the nine-month-long siege of Petersburg, Virginia, in the waning days of the Civil War – a siege that ended with a Union victory in March 1865 and enabled the fall of nearby Richmond.
Bodies awaiting burial
Bodies await burial in front of the Dunker Church at Antietam, Maryland, after the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862 – the single bloodiest day in American history, with more than 22,000 casualties.
A broken cartwheel
A broken cartwheel with an abandoned cannon nearby on a battlefield, circa 1863.
The toll at Gettysburg
Dead soldiers piled up in a trench following fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863.
‘Rocks Could Not Save Him’
A staged photograph of a Confederate sharpshooter lying behind a pile of rocks at Devil’s Den, after the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863.
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