Category: Military

Dead Confederate artillerymen photographed by Alexander Gardner in front of Dunker Church after the Battle of Antietam in Sept of 1862

Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam was one of the bloodiest single day battles of the Civil War. Taking place near Sharpsburg, Maryland on Sept 17, 1862, it was also the first… Read more »

Dead Union soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest Civil War battles. This three-day-long battle is considered by many to be a major turning point in the Civil War. The… Read more »

Civil War Photography

The Civil War was one of the first wars to be documented by photography. The invention of photography in the 1820s allowed the horrors and glory of war to be… Read more »

Buffalo Soldiers of the 25th Regiment in 1890

Who Were the Buffalo Soldiers?

Buffalo soldiers are often confused with the African-American soldiers who fought during the Civil War. Although over 180,000 black soldiers fought in black regiments during the war, the term “Buffalo… Read more »