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#21 DB

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 1807 PM

Interesting that all of the pictures on this page are flipped left-to-right, judging by the buttons (and the US being backwards on the belt). Means that the lad is holding the sword in his left hand.

 

Unless the convention for men's coat buttons has changed in the last 160 or so years?


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#22 Mr King

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 0104 AM

Interesting that all of the pictures on this page are flipped left-to-right, judging by the buttons (and the US being backwards on the belt). Means that the lad is holding the sword in his left hand.

 

Unless the convention for men's coat buttons has changed in the last 160 or so years?

 

Yes I noticed it to, perhaps it has to do with the camera lens technology of the time? 

 

Union troops march in Washington DC, 1865

 

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 0107 AM

Confederate soldier, William M. Hogsett of Texas c. 1862

 

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#24 Mike Steele

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 1022 AM

 

Confederate private Henry Moore 1861

 

Looks like he's part of a Roman legion with that gladius.

 

And the picture is printed backwards.  Look at his

belt buckle.


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#25 Mike Steele

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 1025 AM

And "Battle of Gettysburg 1883 "  Hummm


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 0118 AM

Union troops in front of the still in construction US Capitol Building. 1861

 

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#27 Marek Tucan

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 1040 AM

That would be what, a company? Two companies? Looks like some 100 soldiers, no?


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#28 Jonathan Chin

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 0317 AM

Photo cameras at the time require the subjects to stand still for many minutes, accounting for the stoic expressions they wore on the developed film. 


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 1318 PM

Men of Company B, Petersburg Virginia 1864

 

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 2032 PM

Seems like every face in that photo has a story.  Thanks for posting Mr King.


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 2249 PM

You're quite welcome. 


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#32 Richard Lindquist

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 0546 AM

 

Members of a engineering battalion near Petersburg, VA

 

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The guy in the middle back row, he lives.  He lives in every unit I've ever had the pleasure of serving, and I imagine he lives in all other units.

 

Guy second from left in the middle row has a "thousand yard stare".  Wonder what those engineers have been doing?


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#33 DB

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 1755 PM

The quality of that Company B photograph is astonishingly high.


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#34 MiloMorai

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 1806 PM

many interesting photos,

http://www.theatlant...-places/100241/


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 2312 PM

The quality of that Company B photograph is astonishingly high.


High enough quality to see that it's Company C, at least according to the hat brass. 😀 The soldier lounging in the front row has an absolutely epic stem on that clay pipe.

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#36 Mr King

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 2309 PM

CSS Alabama and in the foreground her captain, Raphael Semmes, and his First Lieutenant, John Kell, behind him. The photo was captioned as being taken in South Africa in August 1863

 

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 0218 AM

Sherman's men destroying a Southern railroad  thing outside Atlanta, 1864

 

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 1611 PM

Some great photos of UCV and GAR veterans here:

 

http://mashable.com/...ldest-veterans/


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 2124 PM

I realize I really butchered that caption of my last post. It was supposed to read Sherman's men doing their thing , destroying a Southern Railroad outside Atlanta. 

 

I can into big words. 


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 0006 AM

150th Pennsylvanian Infantry camp, Belle Plain, Virginia, March 1863

 

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