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The Sibley tent was invented by the American military officer Henry Hopkins Sibley and patented in 1856. Of conical design, it stands about twelve feet high and eighteen feet in…

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-266 Camp and fort · 03 Jul 2011 You

Black felt hats were popular with many troops from western states. They were considered more practical than the regulation issue forage caps.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-274 Company "A", 9th Indiana Infantry · 01 Jul 2011 You

A company of the 40th Massachusetts Infantry practice bayonet drill at Miner's Hill, VA. The men are shown in the Charge Bayonet or Guard position.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-269 Company of infantry on drill · 01 Jul 2011 You

There is only one confirmed use of an infantry square against cavalry in the Civil War, formed by the 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry at the Battle of Rowlett's Station, December…

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-244 Regiment formed in square against... · 01 Jul 2011 You

The crossed cannon insignia on the forage caps and the dark (red) chevrons indicate that this is an Artillery unit.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-229 Officers of 119th Penn. Inf · 30 Jun 2011 You

The sword worn at the right hip and the reversed buttons on the uniforms, indicates a mirror-image made by printing from a negative with the emulsion side up.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-226 Officers' winter quarters · 30 Jun 2011 You

This would indicate that, rather than Infantry, this is a company of Artillery drilling with Infantry accouterments. This was not uncommon, especially among Heavy Artillery units…

Spotlight: Artillery (crossed cannon) insignia on... · 30 Jun 2011 You

Notice the Sixth Corps badge (Greek Cross) worn on the hats of the officers in this group.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-206 Officers of 139th Pennsylvania... · 30 Jun 2011 You

The badge of the Sixth Corps was the Greek Cross. At least four of the officers in this group are wearing this device.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-204 Staff of Officers at Headquarters of... · 30 Jun 2011 You

This is a company of the 22nd New York State Militia drilling in a column of fours formation near Harper's Ferry, VA. in 1862.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-189 Company of Infantry on Parade near... · 30 Jun 2011 You

Photographed in Richmond at the war's end, this is the smokestack of the Confederate Ram Virginia No. 2.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-187 Smoke-Stack of Confederate Ram... · 30 Jun 2011 You

There is some question as to whether this photograph shows the Confederate line near the location of the Petersburg Crater. As the photo was taken during the final weeks of the…

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-146 Confederate Breastworks in Front of... · 30 Jun 2011 You

This photograph was taken on the bow-deck of the U.S.S. Miami on the James River.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-41 Deck of Monitor on James River,... · 30 Jun 2011 You

The double-barrelled shotgun and hunting dogs would suggest that the game bag might contain wildfowl.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-41 Deck of Monitor on James River,... · 30 Jun 2011 You

Frank W. Hackett, a former officer of the ship, wrote in 1910: "The officer standing in the background, at the extreme prow of the ship, is W.N. Wells, Executive Officer. The man…

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-129 Deck of Gun Boat, Probably "Mendota." · 30 Jun 2011 You

The Confederate military and government offices were evacuated following the fall of Petersburg, VA, The civilian population was pretty much left to fend for itself. Order was…

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-51 Richmond, Virginia. 1865 · 29 Jun 2011 You

Commanded the first Union forces occupying Richmond, VA. following its fall.

Spotlight: General Godfrey Weitzel · 29 Jun 2011 You

The U.S.S. Onondaga was commissioned on March 24, 1864 and served with the James River flotilla until the war's end. The ship was decommissioned on June 8, 1865. Sold to France in…

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-40 Deck of Monitor on James River,... · 29 Jun 2011 You

Butler, although a brilliant lawyer, was a mediocre general who later took a leading role in the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-19 General Benjamin F. Butler · 29 Jun 2011 You

This facility was used to house accused Lincoln assassination conspirator Dr. Samuel Mudd following his arrest. The annex, known as Carroll Row, housed female prisoners including…

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-8 Old Capitol Prison · 29 Jun 2011 You