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A former Canadian, working for the United States during the war, invented several pieces of light ordnance which, although apparently excellent weapons, do not seem to have been…

Image, found in Civil War Photos: Page 1 · 15 Jan 2013 You

The 90 foot Tulip tree on the right was struck by lightning in 1876 and was removed 10 years later. This photograph was taken from the roof of the Cemetery Gatehouse.

Image, found in Civil War Photos: Page 1 · 15 Jan 2013 You

Using a Sap Roller in the lines near Charleston. A photograph by Haas & Peale.

Image, found in Civil War Photos: Page 1 · 15 Jan 2013 You

Siege of Petersburg, 1864. A Fancy Group. Photograph by David Knox.

Image, found in Civil War Photos: Page 1 · 15 Jan 2013 You

The twelve-pound cannon "Napoleon" was the most popular smoothbore cannon used during the war. It was named after Napoleon III of France and was widely admired because of its…

Image, found in Civil War Photos: Page 1 · 15 Jan 2013 You

I believe this is General Hooker's horse, Lookout.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-326 Gen. Joseph Hooker and Horse. · 25 Jul 2012 You

The building with the columns is Hibernian Hall.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-741 [BLANK] · 22 Jun 2012 You

This photograph may have been taken in the Spring of 1863 by Captain Andrew J. Russell.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-438 Fredericksburg from the river.... · 19 Mar 2012 You

After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, eight of the suspected conspirators were incarcerated in monitors Saugus and Montauk below decks under heavy guard. The…

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-419 Monitor "Saugus", James River · 19 Mar 2012 You

The field artillery in this photograph appear to be Model 1857 12-pounder bronze Napoleons. The most popular smoothbore gun of the war, with a 2 1/2 lb. powder charge it could…

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-417 Battery on drill in Fort · 19 Mar 2012 You

This photograph has been reversed. Close examination of the soldier with the musket shows that his left shoulder is closest to the camera, not his right. The location of the…

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-393 Soldier on picket, Petersburg lines · 15 Mar 2012 You

This is the Tennessee River, not the Cumberland.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-290 Bridge across the Cumberland at... · 28 Feb 2012 You

By a photographer's prop, it is meant that the weapon was placed where it was by the photographer for dramatic affect.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-65 Dead Soldier in Trench, Petersburg. · 20 Feb 2012 You

They could be either slippers or spats.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-19 General Benjamin F. Butler · 20 Feb 2012 You

The book "The Iron 44th" by Robert Willey tells the story of this company based on their letters sent to a local newspaper.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-292 Company "H", 44th Indiana Infantry · 29 Dec 2011 You

This is a retouched image. The collar and epaulet insignia have been removed and the shoulder strap of a Brigadier General has been substituted in their place.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-3681 [ILLEGIBLE] · 17 Dec 2011 You

Correct. The dark shade of the chevrons is also an indicator.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-215 Infantry Company on Parade · 17 Dec 2011 You

That's correct. From the light shade of the tube I presumed it to be bronze, i.e. a Napoleon.

Image, found in Brady Civil War Photos: B-277 Battery (squad) on drill · 17 Dec 2011 You

That's what I thought. I'd love to see the insignia on his forage cap. A small hunting horn?

Spotlight: Reversed chevrons · 17 Dec 2011 You

I've heard that this is an eagle. Could it be Old Abe?

Spotlight: Some kind of bird of prey · 17 Dec 2011 You