Between and , approximately , soldiers and 50, civilians died while another , soldiers were seriously wounded. For comparison, every soldier fighting in the Civil War was 13 times more likely to die in the line of duty than were American soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. In total, eight percent of all white males aged 13 to 43 living in America at the dawn of the Civil War died during the conflict -- that's approximately 2. With combined civilian and military casualties estimates ranging as high as a million, the Civil War remains the single deadliest event in American history. In fact, more American servicemen died during the Civil War than in all other U.
Searching for photos of Civil War soldiers – The Center For Civil War Photography
Tom Liljenquist and his sons, Jason, Brandon and Christian, built a collection of more than 2, special portrait photographs, called ambrotypes and tintypes and small card photos called cartes de visite. The photographs show Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War and also often show weapons, hats, musical instruments, painted backdrops, and other details that show a bit more about the lives of the soldiers and the culture of the time. The Liljenquist family began donating their collection to the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division back in , and have continued to add to it. You can check out some of the photographs below, courtesy of the Library of Congress. Link in A new company in Oakland has updated a traditional Japanese workwear piece with a more modern, American fit.
Engineers of the 8th New York State Militia in front of a tent, National Archives Identifier: The War Between the States was the first large and prolonged conflict recorded by photography.
Brady has done something to bring home to us the terrible reality and earnestness of war. If he has not brought bodies and laid them in our dooryards and along the streets, he has done something very like it. It was at Antietam, the blood-churning battle in Sharpsburg, Md.