Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color
1)This photo depicts President Ulysses S. Grant (pictured in the center, at the time, a Lieutenant General), his friend Brigadier General John Rawlins (left) and an unknown Lieutenant Colonel in 1865.
2) Union Captain Cunningham poses next to the command tent in Bealeton, Va., 1863. Cunningham was a member of Brigadier General Thomas F. Meagher’s staff, who commanded a primarily Irish contingent during the Civil War.
3) This photo by Matthew Brady, the most famous Civil War photographer, portrays three Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg, Pa. in 1863.
4) This photo by Alexander Gardner, originally Brady’s apprentice, depicts Union Colonel James H. Childs (middle, standing) and several other officers at Westover Landing, Va. in 1862. Childs was later killed at the Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day in American history. 22,717 soldiers were either killed, injured, or missing in action.
5) This is Major General Ambrose Burnside, the commander of the Union army of the Potomac. He is best known for leading the army to a crushing defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg and for his distinctive facial hair, which later became known as the, you guessed it, sideburn.
6) This photograph by Andrew Gardner, originally Brady’s apprentice, depicts the staff of Brigadier General Andrew Porter in 1862. George Custer (of the Battle of Little Bighorn fame) is shown reclining next to a dog on the right.
7) This is a portrait of General William Tecumseh Sherman in civilian clothes. During Sherman’s famous “March to the Sea,” the Union army destroyed nearly everything in its path, both military and civilian, on its way to Savannah, Ga.
8) Confederate General Robert E. Lee at his home in Richmond, VA less than a week after surrendering.