<![CDATA[Products tagged with civil war]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/rss/catalog/new/ Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 Zend_Feed en_US http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rare Civil War Ambulance Crew Wounded Soldiers Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/rare-civil-war-ambulance-crew-wounded-soldiers-photo.html Photo shows Zouave ambulance crew demonstrating removal of wounded soldiers from the field. Original photo taken between 1861-1865 during the Civil War era.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Rare Civil War Ambulance Crew Wounded Soldiers Photo 2]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/rare-civil-war-ambulance-crew-wounded-soldiers-photo-2.html Photo shows Zouave ambulance crew demonstrating removal of wounded soldiers from the field. Original photo taken between 1861-1865 during the Civil War era.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Workers at Ambulance Shop Washington DC]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-workers-at-ambulance-shop-washington-dc.html Photo shows Workmen in front of the Ambulance Shop in Washington, DC. Photo dated April, 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1863 Civil War Ambulance Wagons Drivers at Hospital DC]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1863-civil-war-ambulance-wagons-drivers-at-hospital-d-c.html Photo shows Ambulance wagons and drivers at Harewood Hospital, Washington, D.C during the Civil War era. Photo dates to 1863.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Infantry Ambulances Marching in DC]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-infantry-ambulances-marching-in-d-c.html Photo shows Infantry unit with fixed bayonets followed by ambulances passing on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Treasury in Washington, D.C. Photo dates to May, 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Rare Civil War Ambulances Band Military Parade Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/rare-civil-war-ambulances-band-military-parade-photo.html Photo shows Group of ambulances followed by band and infantry units on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Treasury, Washington, D.C. Photo dates to 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Rare Civil War Fort Richardson Va Guns and Crew Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/rare-civil-war-fort-richardson-va-guns-and-crew-photo.html Photo shows Washington, 1862-1865, view of the defenses of Washington. Photograph of 1st Connecticut Artillery drilling at Fort Richardson.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 President Lincoln's Box at Ford Theatre Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-president-lincoln-s-box-at-ford-theatre-photo.html Photo shows President Abraham Lincoln's box at Ford Theatre in April, 1865, the year of his assassination after the Civil War.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Lincoln Assassin Conspirator Hideout]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-lincoln-assassin-conspirator-hideout.html Photo shows John C. Howard's stable on G Street between 6th and 7th (where John H. Surratt kept horses before leaving town on April 1, 1865). His mother was later hanged for conspiracy in the assassination of President Lincoln.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Rare President Lincoln Assassins Being Hanged in Public]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/rare-president-lincoln-assassins-being-hanged-in-public.html Photo shows four conspirators being hanged for President Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865. Very rare photo here with the four bodies hanging from the rope with hoods over their face as the crowd disperses.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Pres Lincoln Assassins Read Death Warrant B4 Hanging]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/pres-lincoln-assassins-read-death-warrant-b4-hanging.html Photo shows Gen. John F. Hartranft reading the death warrant to the conspirators on the scaffold before they are hooded and publicly hanged for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1864 Civil War Petersburg VA 1st Div 9th Corp Camp Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1864-civil-war-petersburg-va-1st-div-9th-corp-camp-pic.html Photo shows group of the quartermaster department, 1st Division, 9th Corps, at leisure. Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, VA, June 1864-April 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War 1863 93rd New York Infantry Camp Eating]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-1863-93rd-new-york-infantry-camp-eating.html Photo shows non-commissioned officers' mess of Co. D, 93d New York Infantry. Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, Meade in Virginia, August-November 1863.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Rare Civil War Virginia Officers and Ladies on Porch]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/rare-civil-war-virginia-officers-and-ladies-on-porch.html Photo shows civil war officers and ladies standing on the porch at a garrison house. Photo dates to 1864 in Fort Monroe, Virginia.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1864 Civil War Hygeia Dining Saloon Ft Monroe VA Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1864-civil-war-hygeia-dining-saloon-ft-monroe-va-photo.html Photo shows view of Captain of the Port's office and the Hygeia Dining Saloon in Fort Monroe, Virginia. Photo dates to 1864.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1862 Civil War Pres Lincoln Gen Mcclellan Officers Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1862-civil-war-pres-lincoln-gen-mcclellan-officers-pic.html Photo shows President Abraham Lincoln talking with General George B. McClellan and his officers. Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, September-October 1862. 1. Col. Delos B. Sacket, I.G. 2. Capt. George Monteith. 3. Lt. Col. Nelson B. Sweitzer. 4. Gen. George W. Morell. 5. Col. Alexander S. Webb, Chief of Staff, 5th Corps. 6. Gen. George B. McClellan. 7. Scout Adams. 8. Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Army Medical Director. 9. Unknown. 10. President Lincoln. 11. Gen. Henry J. Hunt. 12. Gen. Fitz-John Porter. 13. Unknown. 14. Col. Frederick T. Locke, A.A.G. 15. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys. 16. Col. George A. Batchelder, Ordnance Officer, 1st Div., 5th Corps]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1864 Civil War Infantry Encampment Atlanta Ga City Hall]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1864-civil-war-infantry-encampment-atlanta-ga-city-hall.html Photo shows camp of 2d Massachusetts Infantry on the grounds of City Hall in Atlanta Georgia, 1864. During the occupation, George N. Barnard, official photographer of the Chief Engineer';s Office, made the best documentary record of the war in the West; but much of what he photographed was destroyed in the fire that spread from the military facilities blown up at Sherman';s departure on November 15.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1864 Civil War Steamboats Docked at Vicksburg Miss Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1864-civil-war-steamboats-docked-at-vicksburg-miss-photo.html Photo shows levee and steamboats in dock at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Photo dates to 1864.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Rare Civil War Virginia Wharves After Explosion Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/rare-civil-war-virginia-wharves-after-explosion-photo.html Photo shows City Point, Va. wharves after the explosion of ordnance barges on August 4, 1864. Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War City Point VA Federal Supply Ships at Dock]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-city-point-va-federal-supply-ships-at-dock.html Photo shows view of City Point, Va. waterfront with Federal supply boats nearby. Photograph of the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Rare Civil War Officers of USS Philadelphia Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/rare-civil-war-officers-of-uss-philadelphia-photo.html Photo shows civil war officers of the U.S.S. Philadelphia before pilot-house.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Federal Soldiers Capture Atlanta Fort Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-federal-soldiers-capture-atlanta-fort-photo.html Photograph of the War in the West. These photographs are of Sherman in Atlanta, September-November, 1864. After three and a half months of incessant maneuvering and much hard fighting, Sherman forced Hood to abandon the munitions center of the Confederacy. Sherman remained there, resting his war-worn men and accumulating supplies, for nearly two and a half months. During the occupation, George N. Barnard, official photographer of the Chief Engineer';s Office, made the best documentary record of the war in the West; but much of what he photographed was destroyed in the fire that spread from the military facilities blown up at Sherman';s departure on November 15.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Atlanta Railroad Depot Wagons Box Cars Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-atlanta-railroad-depot-wagons-box-cars-photo.html Photo shows view of an Atlanta, GA railroad depot. Nice scene with old wagons, soldiers, steam engine and boxcars. Photo dates to 1864 during Sherman's march through Atlanta.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Atlanta Georgia Street Scene Wagon Train Rare]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-atlanta-georgia-street-scene-wagon-train-rare.html Photo shows view of an Atlanta, GA street scene. Nice scene with old wagons, soldiers, and old buildings/shops on Whitehall Street. Photo dates to 1864 during Sherman's march through Atlanta.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Atlanta Negro Auction Sales Storefront Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-atlanta-negro-auction-sales-storefront-photo.html Photo shows view of an Atlanta, GA Negro Auction sales store front along Whitehall Street during the Civil War era. Photo dates to 1864.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Atlanta Federal Soldiers Encampment Decatur]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-atlanta-federal-soldiers-encampment-decatur.html Photo shows a federal encampment on Decatur Street in Atlanta, GA during Sherman's march into Atlanta during the Civil War. Also shows view of Trout House and Masonic Hall.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War General William Sherman on Horseback Atlanta]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-general-william-sherman-on-horseback-atlanta.html Photo shows General William T. Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7 near Atlanta, GA during the Civil War. Photo dates to 1864]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Railroad Cars Engine Atlanta Street Scene]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-railroad-cars-engine-atlanta-street-scene.html Photo shows view of Atlanta, Georgia during the Civil War. Nice view of old shops, buildings, and a railroad train going through Atlanta. No exact date on the photo.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Era Nashville TN Railroad Depot & Trains Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-era-nashville-tn-railroad-depot-trains-rare.html Photo shows view of railroad depot in Nashville, Tennessee during the Civil War. Photo shows the depot and a steam train engines rolling along the railroad tracks. Photo dates to 1864.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Soldiers Transporting Cannon on Railroad Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-soldiers-transporting-cannon-on-railroad-rare.html Photo shows a group of soldiers with a canon on a small railroad car during the Civil War. No specific date on photo but was taken between 1861 and 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Gen J.C. Robinson Locomotives in Virginia]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-gen-j-c-robinson-locomotives-in-virginia.html Photo shows the Gen. J.C. Robinson and other locomotive trains of the U.S. Military railroad at City Point, Virginia during the Civil War. Photo dates to between 1860 and 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Fortified Railroad Bridge at Cumberland River]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-fortified-railroad-bridge-at-cumberland-river.html Photo shows a fortified railroad bridge across the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee during the Civil War. Photo dates to 1864]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Confederate Iron Clad Stonewall Ship Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-confederate-iron-clad-stonewall-ship-photo.html Photo shows the Confederate iron-clad Stonewall armored naval ship at sea. Photo dates to June, 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Union Gunboat Fort Hindman on Mississippi]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-union-gunboat-fort-hindman-on-mississippi.html Photo shows the Union gunboat, Fort Hindman, part of the Mississippi River fleet. Photo dates to Civil War, 1861-1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Atlanta, Ga Civil War Era View Railroad Cars Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/atlanta-ga-civil-war-era-view-railroad-cars-photo-rare.html Photo shows view of Atlanta, Ga, during the Civil War era. Nice view of old buildings and railroad cars during this period.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War US Quartermasters Office Charleston Sc Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-us-quartermasters-office-charleston-sc-photo.html Photo shows view of the U.S. Quartermaster's office in Charleston, South Carolina. Photo dates to the Civil War era, 1861-1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War 164th New York Infantry Guard Mount Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-164th-new-york-infantry-guard-mount-photo.html Photo shows view of the 164th New York Infrantry guard mount division at military camp during the Civil War era, 1861-1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War 164th New York Infantry Officers Group Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-164th-new-york-infantry-officers-group-photo.html Photo shows view of the 164th New York Infantry officers corp., taken during the Civil War era, 1861-1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Union Soldiers in Trenches Petersburg Battle]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-union-soldiers-in-trenches-petersburg-battle.html Photo shows view of Union soldiers in trenches during the Pettersburg, Virginia battle during the Civil War, 1864.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Dead Confederate Soldier Ft Mahone Petersburg]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-dead-confederate-soldier-ft-mahone-petersburg.html Photo shows a dead Confederate soldier, in trenches of Fort Mahone in front of Petersburg, Va., April 3, 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Regiment Staff New York Volunteers Va Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-regiment-staff-new-york-volunteers-va-photo.html Photo shows Regimental staff, New York Volunteers, near Bealton, Va. Photo dates to 1863.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Pontoon Bridges James River Richmond Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-pontoon-bridges-james-river-richmond-photo.html Photo shows Pontoon bridges across James River at Richmond, Va. April, 1865]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Gettysburg Battle Dead Union Soldiers Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-gettysburg-battle-dead-union-soldiers-photo.html Photo shows Federal dead soldiers on the field of battle of first day, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Photo dates to Civil War battle of 1863.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1862 Civil War Gen Edwin Sumner & Staff in VA Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1862-civil-war-gen-edwin-sumner-n-staff-in-virginia-pic.html Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Burnside and Hooker, November 1862-April 1863. Left to right: Capt. W. G. Jones, Maj. Laurence Kip, A.D.C., Lt. Col. Joseph H. Taylor, A.A.C., Gen. Sumner, Capt. J. M. Garland, Chief of Ambulances, Capt. S. S. Sumner, A.D.C., unknown, Lt. Col. W. W. Teall.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1860s Civil War Hospital Camp Washington DC Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1860s-civil-war-hospital-camp-washington-dc-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows a view of a Hospital camp in Kendall Green, near Washington, DC. Photo dates to between 1861 and 1869.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1860s Civil War Washington DC Sanitary Commission Street Scene]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1860s-civil-war-washington-dc-sanitary-commission-street-scene-p.html This Civil War era photo shows a view of the Sanitary Commission building in Washington, DC. Nice view of an old street scene. Photograph dates between 1861 and 1869.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1860s Civil Ware Capt Bates Headquarters Brandy Station VA Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1860s-civil-ware-capt-bates-headquarters-brandy-station-va-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows view of Captain Bates quarters and Headquarters, for the Army of the Potomac, Brandy Station, Virginia. This old Civil War photograph dates to April, 1864.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1860s Civil War Marshall House Alexandria VA Street Scene Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1860s-civil-war-marshall-house-alexandria-va-street-scene-photo.html Photo shows a view of the Marshall House, on the corner of King and Pitt Streets, in Alexandria, Virginia. This old Civil War photo dates to between 1861 and 1869.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1860s Civil War Era Alexandria VA Slave Pen Building Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1860s-civil-war-era-alexandria-va-slave-pen-building-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows a view of soldiers in front of a slave pen in Alexandria, VA. Building says Price Birch and Co. - dealers in slaves. This old Civil War photo dates to between 1861 and 1869.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1860s Civil War Fort Corcoran Rear Entrance Arlington, VA Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1860s-civil-war-fort-corcoran-rear-entrance-arlington-va-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows a view of the rear entrance to Fort Corcoran in Arlington, VA. Photo dates to between 1861 and 1869.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1860s Civil War Ft Brady Winter Quarters Construction Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1860s-civil-war-ft-brady-winter-quarters-construction-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows the construction of the winter quarters at Ft. Brady on the James River in Virginia. This old Civil War photograph dates to between 1861 and 1869.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1860s Civil War Era Fort Woodbury Big Gun Arlington VA Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1860s-civil-war-era-fort-woodbury-big-gun-arlington-va-photo.html This Civil War photo shows view of soldiers around the Big Gun at Fort Woodbury in Arlington, VA. This old photograph dates to somewhere between 1861 and 1869. ]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1863 Civil War Era Hanover Junction Railroad Station Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1863-civil-war-era-hanover-junction-railroad-station-photo.html This Civil War era photograph shows view of a railroad station and boxcars at Hanover Junction, in Pennsylvania. This photo dates to 1863.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1864 Civil War General Butler Staff Officers & Quarters Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1864-civil-war-general-butler-staff-officers-quarters-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows a view of General Butler's staff officers quarters in Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. Photo dates to 1864.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Era Transports at Ship Wharf City Point Virginia Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-era-transports-at-ship-wharf-city-point-virginia-photo.html Civil War photograph shows a view of transports at a ships wharf in City Point, Virginia during the Civil War. View of wharf, ships being loaded, and people on the wharf. Photo date unknown but dates to the Civil War era.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Era Horse Supply Wagons City Point Virginia Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-era-horse-supply-wagons-city-point-virginia-photo.html Civil War photograph shows a view of supply wagons of 2d Brigade, 2d Corps in City Point, Virginia during the Civil War. View of horse-drawn wagons carrying supplies for troops during the Civil War. Photo dates to approximately 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Era Horse Supply Wagons City Point Virginia Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-era-horse-supply-wagons-city-point-virginia-photo-3960.html Civil War photograph shows a view of supply or mail wagons outside the headquarters of General Marsena Patrick in City Point, Virginia during the Civil War. View of horse-drawn wagons carrying supplies or mail, railroad train cars, and the mail wharf during the Civil War. Photo dates to approximately 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Era Ships at Ordnance Wharf City Point Virginia Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-era-ships-at-ordnance-wharf-city-point-virginia-photo.html Civil War photograph shows a view of ships near the ordnance wharf in City Point, Virginia during the Civil War. View of railroad train cars at the wharf, with ships at a distance during the Civil War. Photo dates to approximately 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Era Ships at Ordnance Wharf City Point Virginia Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-era-ships-at-ordnance-wharf-city-point-virginia-photo-3962.html Civil War photograph shows a view of soliders outside the Secret Service headquarters in City Point, Virginia during the Civil War. Photo date unknown but was taken during the Civil War era.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1864 Civil War Era Railroad Train Depot Atlanta GA Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1864-civil-war-era-railroad-train-depot-atlanta-ga-photo.html Civil War photograph shows a view of a railroad train depot in Atlanta, Georgia during the Civil War. Photo dates to approximately 1864.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Era Confederate Cannons Richmond VA Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-era-confederate-cannons-richmond-va-photo.html Civil War photograph shows a view of a row of Confederate cannons ready for battle during the Civil War. Photo dates to approximately 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Era Confederate Artillery Richmond VAPhoto]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-era-confederate-artillery-richmond-va-photo.html Civil War photograph shows a view of of Confederate cannons and artillery ready for battle during the Civil War. Photo dates to approximately 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Era Confederate Cannon Artillery Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-era-confederate-cannon-artillery-photo.html Civil War photograph shows a view of Confederate cannons and artillery on the Appomattox River, Broadway Landing, Virginia during the Civil War. Photo dates to approximately 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Era Grace Episcopal Church Petersburg VA Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-era-grace-episcopal-church-petersburg-va-photo.html Civil War photograph shows a view of the Grace Episcopal Church in Petersburg, Virginia during the Civil War. Photo dates to approximately 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Fort Sumter Interior Charleston SC Photo 2]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-fort-sumter-interior-charleston-sc-photo-2.html This Civil War era photo shows an interior view of Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC. Photo dates to 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Fort Sumter Interior Charleston SC Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-fort-sumter-interior-charleston-sc-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows an interior view of Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC. Photo dates to 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Charleston SC Fort Moultrie Sally Port Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-charleston-sc-fort-moultrie-sally-port-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows a view of the sally-port entrance of Fort Moultrie in Charleston, South Carolina. Photo dates to 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Confederate Brass Mountain Howitzers Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-confederate-brass-mountain-howitzers-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows Confederate soldiers next to a brass mountain howitzer. Photograph dates to April, 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Captured Gun Cannons at Richmond VA Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-captured-gun-cannons-at-richmond-va-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows captured siege guns at Rocketts in Richmond, Virginia. Photograph dates to April, 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Petersburg VA Pontoon Bridge Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-petersburg-va-pontoon-bridge-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows a pontoon bridge under construction in Petersburg, Virginia. Photo dates to April, 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War Customs House Richmond VA Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-customs-house-richmond-va-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows a view of the customs house standing among ruins surrounding it in Richmond, VA. Photo dates to 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1865 Civil War City Point VA Ship Transports Photo]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1865-civil-war-city-point-va-ship-transports-photo.html This Civil War era photo shows a view of ship transports in the City Point, Virginia port. Photo dates to 1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Fall of Petersburg Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-fall-of-petersburg-illustrated-poster-12479.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the fall of Petersburg, VA during the Civil War. The actual poster dates to the late 1890s.

The Third Battle of Petersburg, also known as the Breakthrough at Petersburg or the Fall of Petersburg, was a decisive Union assault on the Confederate trenches, ending the ten-month Siege of Petersburg and leading to the fall of Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia.

The Richmond–Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 9, 1864, to March 25, 1865, during the American Civil War. Although it is more popularly known as the Siege of Petersburg, it was not a classic military siege, in which a city is usually surrounded and all supply lines are cut off, nor was it strictly limited to actions against Petersburg. The campaign was nine months of trench warfare in which Union forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assaulted Petersburg unsuccessfully and then constructed trench lines that eventually extended over 30 miles (48 km) from the eastern outskirts of Richmond, Virginia, to around the eastern and southern outskirts of Petersburg. Petersburg was crucial to the supply of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's army and the Confederate capital of Richmond. Numerous raids were conducted and battles fought in attempts to cut off the railroad supply lines through Petersburg to Richmond, and many of these caused the lengthening of the trench lines, overloading dwindling Confederate resources.

Lee finally yielded to the overwhelming pressure—the point at which supply lines were finally cut and a true siege would have begun—and abandoned both cities in April 1865, leading to his retreat and surrender in the Appomattox Campaign. The Siege of Petersburg foreshadowed the trench warfare that would be common in World War I, earning it a prominent position in military history. It also featured the largest concentration of African American troops employed in the war, who suffered heavy casualties at such engagements as the Battle of the Crater and Chaffin's Farm.

Historical reference courtesy of wikipedia.org

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Nashville Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-nashville-illustrated-poster-12481.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Nashville during the Civil War. 

The Battle of Nashville was a two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. It was fought at Nashville, Tennessee, on December 15-16, 1864, and was one of the largest victories achieved by the Union Army in the war. The Army of Tennessee, the second largest Confederate force, was essentially destroyed and would never fight again.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Cold Harbor Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-cold-harbor-illustrated-poster-12485.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia during the Civil War. 

The Battle of Cold Harbor, the final battle of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign during the American Civil War, is remembered as one of American history's bloodiest, most lopsided battles. Thousands of Union soldiers were killed or wounded in a hopeless frontal assault against the fortified troops of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Grant said of the battle in his memoirs "I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made. I might say the same thing of the assault of the 22d of May, 1863, at Vicksburg. At Cold Harbor no advantage whatever was gained to compensate for the heavy loss we sustained."

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-cedar-creek-illustrated-poster-12486.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Cedar Creek during the Civil War. 

The Battle of Cedar Creek, or The Battle of Belle Grove, October 19, 1864, was one of the final, and most decisive, battles in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War. The final Confederate invasion of the North, led by Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early, was effectively ended and the Confederacy was never again able to threaten Washington, D.C., through the Shenandoah Valley, nor protect the economic base in the Valley. The reelection of Abraham Lincoln was materially aided by this victory and Union Army Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan received lasting fame.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[1864 Civil War Battle of Franklin Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1864-civil-war-battle-of-franklin-illustrated-poster-12488.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Franklin in Tennessee during the Civil War. 

The Second Battle of Franklin (more popularly known simply as The Battle of Franklin) was fought at Franklin, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. It was one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army. Although the Union Army of the Ohio, commanded by Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield, left the field after the battle, the Confederate Army suffered devastating losses—including six generals killed or mortally wounded - in its unsuccessful frontal assaults against the Union defenders, sometimes called the "Pickett's Charge of the West" A further loss at the subsequent Battle of Nashville in December marked the end of Confederate General John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee as a fighting force.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Pea Ridge Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-pea-ridge-illustrated-poster-12489.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Pea Ridge in Arkansas during the Civil War. 

The Battle of Pea Ridge (also known as Elkhorn Tavern) was a land battle of the American Civil War, fought on March 7 and March 8, 1862, at Pea Ridge in northwest Arkansas, near Bentonville. In the battle, Union forces led by Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated Confederate troops under Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn. The outcome of the battle essentially cemented Union control of Missouri. One notable fact of this battle is that it was one of the few in which a Confederate army outnumbered a Union army.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Fort Wagner Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-fort-wagner-illustrated-poster-12492.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War.

 

The Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, also known as the Second Assault on Morris Island, was fought on July 18, 1863, during the American Civil War. Union Army troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Quincy Gillmore, launched an assault on the Confederate-held fortress of Fort Wagner, which protected Morris Island, south of Charleston Harbor. The battle came one week after the First Battle of Fort Wagner.

The 54th Massachusetts, an infantry regiment composed of African-American soldiers, led the Union attack at dusk on July 18. They were backed up by several other regiments in Gillmore;s brigade, consisting of black troops from Louisiana and Florida. Members of the brigade scaled the parapet but after brutal hand-to-hand combat were driven out with heavy casualties. The 54th's colonel, Robert Gould Shaw, was killed. The 54th was hailed for its valor. Their conduct improved the reputation of African Americans as soldiers, leading to greater Union recruitment, which strengthened the Northern states' numerical advantage.

 

 Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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<![CDATA[1864 Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1864-civil-war-battle-of-spotsylvania-poster-12493.html

Poster depicts the Battle of Spotsylvania in 1864 during the American Civil War.

The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, sometimes simply referred to as the Battle of Spotsylvania, was the second major battle in Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign of the American Civil War. The battle was fought in the Rapidan-Rappahannock river area of central Virginia, a region where more than 100,000 men on both sides fell between 1862 and 1864.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Capture of Fort Fisher Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-capture-of-fort-fisher-illustrated-poster-12494.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the capture of Fort Fisher in North Carolina during the Civil War.

Fort Fisher was a Confederate fort during the American Civil War. It protected the vital trading routes of the port at Wilmington, North Carolina, from 1861 until its capture by the Union in 1865. The fort was located on one of Cape Fear River's two outlets to the Atlantic Ocean on what was then known as Federal Point and today is known as Pleasure Island. Because of the roughness of the seas there, it was known as the Southern Gibraltar.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Resaca Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-resaca-illustrated-poster-12495.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Resaca in Georgia, 1864, during the Civil War.

 

The Battle of Resaca was part of the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The battle was waged in both Gordon and Whitfield counties, Georgia, from May 13-May 15, 1864. It ended inconclusively.

The battle was fought between the Military Division of the Mississippi (led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman) on the side of the Union and the Army of Tennessee (Gen. Joseph E. Johnston) for the Confederates. There were 6,100 combined casualties: 3,500 for the Union and 2,600 for the Confederacy.

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Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Missionary Ridge Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-missionary-ridge-illustrated-poster-12496.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Tennessee during the Civil War.

The Battle of Missionary Ridge was fought November 25, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War. Following the Union victory in the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 24, Union forces under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assaulted Missionary Ridge and defeated the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by Gen. Braxton Bragg.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Williamsburg Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-williamsburg-illustrated-poster-12497.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Williamsburg in Virginia during the Civil War.

The Battle of Williamsburg, also known as the Battle of Fort Magruder, took place on May 5, 1862, in York County, James City County, and Williamsburg, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the first pitched battle of the Peninsula Campaign, in which nearly 41,000 Federals and 32,000 Confederates were engaged, fighting an inconclusive battle that ended with the Confederates continuing their withdrawal.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of the Wilderness Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-the-wilderness-illustrated-poster-12498.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia during the Civil War.

The Battle of the Wilderness, fought May 5-7, 1864, was the first battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Virginia Overland Campaign against Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Both armies suffered heavy casualties, a harbinger of a bloody war of attrition by Grant against Lee's army and, eventually, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia. The battle was tactically inconclusive, as Grant disengaged and continued his offensive.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Antietam Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-antietam-illustrated-poster-12499.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War.

The Battle of Antietam (also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South), fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Wilson's Creek Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-wilson-39-s-creek-illustrated-poster-12500.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Wilson's Creek during the Civil War.

The Battle of Wilson's Creek, also known as the Battle of Oak Hills, was fought on August 10, 1861, near Springfield, Missouri, between Union forces and the Missouri State Guard, early in the American Civil War. It was the first major battle of the war west of the Mississippi River and is sometimes called the"Bull Run of the West."

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Chickamauga Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-chickamauga-illustrated-poster-12501.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Chickamauga during the Civil War.

 

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

The battle was fought between the Union Army of the Cumberland under Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans and the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Braxton Bragg, and was named for West Chickamauga Creek, which flows into the Tennessee River about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northeast of downtown Chattanooga.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Opequan Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-opequan-illustrated-poster-12503.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Opequan in Virginia during the Civil War.

The Battle of Opequon, more commonly known as the Third Battle of Winchester, was fought in Winchester, Virginia, on September 19, 1864, during the Valley Campaigns of 1864 in the American Civil War.

As Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early raided the B&O Railroad at Martinsburg, Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan advanced toward Winchester along the Berryville Pike with the VI Corps and XIX Corps, crossing Opequon Creek. The Union advance was delayed long enough for Early to concentrate his forces to meet the main assault, which continued for several hours. Casualties were very heavy. The Confederate line was gradually driven back toward the town. Mid-afternoon, the VIII Corps and the cavalry turned the Confederate left flank. Early ordered a general retreat. Because of its size, intensity, serious casualties among the general officers on both sides, and its result, many historians consider this the most important conflict of the Shenandoah Valley.a.

 

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Bull Run Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-bull-run-illustrated-poster-12504.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861 during the Civil War.

The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the First Battle of Manassas (the name used by Confederate forces and still often used in the Southern United States), was fought July 21, 1861, near Manassas, Virginia. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Stone River TN Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-stone-river-tn-illustrated-poster-12505.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Stone River, near Murfreesborough, TN during the Civil War.

The Battle of Stones River or Second Battle of Murfreesboro (in the South, simply the Battle of Murfreesboro), was fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, in Middle Tennessee, as the culmination of the Stones River Campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Of the major battles of the Civil War, Stones River had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides. Although the battle itself was inconclusive, the Union Army's repulse of two Confederate attacks and the subsequent Confederate withdrawal were a much-needed boost to Union morale after the defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and it dashed Confederate aspirations for control of Middle Tennessee.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-fort-donelson-illustrated-poster-12506.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Fort Donelson and the capture of S.B. Buckner and his army during the Civil War.

The Battle of Fort Donelson was fought from February 11 to February 16, 1862, in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. The capture of the fort by Union forces opened the Cumberland River as an avenue for the invasion of the South. The success elevated Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant from an obscure and largely unproven leader to the rank of major general, earning him the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" Grant in the process (utilizing his first two initials, "U.S.").

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Kennesaw Mountain Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-kennesaw-mountain-illustrated-poster-12507.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the Civil War.

The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought on June 27, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. Despite its name, much of the battle was fought to the southwest of Kennesaw Mountain, near Marietta, Georgia. The main participants in the battle were the Union armies under the command of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and the Army of Tennessee under the command of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Five Forks Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-five-forks-illustrated-poster-12508.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Five Forks in Virginia during the Civil War.

The Battle of Five Forks was fought on April 1, 1865, southwest of Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County, during the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War. The battle, sometimes referred to as the "Waterloo of the Confederacy," pitted Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan against Confederate Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Pickett's loss at Five Forks triggered Lee's decision to abandon his entrenchments around Petersburg and begin the retreat that led to his surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[1863 Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1863-civil-war-battle-of-chancellorsville-illustrated-poster-12509.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia during the Civil War. 

 

The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War, fought from April 30 to May 6, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, near the village of Chancellorsville and the area from there to the east at Fredericksburg. The battle pitted Union Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's Army of the Potomac against an army half its size, Gen. Robert E. Lee;s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. It is known as Lee;s "perfect battle" because of his risky but successful division of his army in the presence of a much larger enemy force. Lee's audacity and Hooker's timid performance in combat combined to result in a significant Union defeat. The Confederate victory was tempered by the mortal wounding of Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewal" Jackson to friendly fire, a loss that Lee likened to "losing my right arm."

 

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[1863 Civil War Battle of Chattanooga Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1863-civil-war-battle-of-chattanooga-illustrated-poster-12510.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the final Battle of Chattanooga in Tennessee during the Civil War. This poster illustrates Gen. Thomas' charge near Orchard Knob, November 24, 1863.

The Chattanooga Campaign was a series of maneuvers and battles in October and November 1863, during the American Civil War. Following the defeat of Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans's Union Army of the Cumberland at the Battle of Chickamauga in September, the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Braxton Bragg besieged Rosecrans and his men by occupying key high terrain around Chattanooga, Tennessee. Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was given command of Union forces in the West and significant reinforcements began to arrive with him in Chattanooga from Mississippi and the Eastern Theater.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[1862 Civil War Battle of Corinth Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1862-civil-war-battle-of-corinth-illustrated-poster-12511.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Corinth in Mississippi during the Civil War. The battle dates to October 3rd and 4th, 1862.

The Second Battle of Corinth (which, in the context of the American Civil War, is usually referred to as the Battle of Corinth, to differentiate it from the Siege of Corinth earlier the same year) was fought October 3-4, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi. For the second time in the Iuka-Corinth Campaign, Union Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans defeated a Confederate army, this time one under Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[1863 Civil War Battle of Lookout Mountain Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1863-civil-war-battle-of-lookout-mountain-illustrated-poster-12512.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Lookout Mountain in Tennessee during the Civil War. The battle dates to November 24, 1863.

The Battle of Lookout Mountain was fought November 24, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War. Union forces under Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker assaulted Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and defeated Confederate forces commanded by Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson. Lookout Mountain was one engagement in the Chattanooga battles between Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Military Division of the Mississippi and the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by Gen. Braxton Bragg. It drove in the Confederate left flank and allowed Hooker's men to assist in the Battle of Missionary Ridge the following day, which routed Bragg's army, lifting the siege of Union forces in Chattanooga, and opened the gateway into the Deep South.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[1862 Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg VA Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1862-civil-war-battle-of-fredericksburg-va-illustrated-poster-12513.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Fredericksburg in Virginia during the Civil War. The battle dates to December 11-15, 1862.

The Battle of Fredericksburg, the principal battle of the Fredericksburg Campaign, was fought December 11-15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. It is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War. The Union Army suffered terrible casualties in futile frontal assaults on December 13 against entrenched Confederate defenders on the heights behind the city, bringing to an early end their campaign against the Confederate capital of Richmond.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Battle of Monitor and Merrimack Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-battle-of-monitor-and-merrimack-illustrated-poster-12514.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac(k) during the Civil War. The battle dates to March 9, 1862.

The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as the Battle of Monitor and Merrimack (or Merrimac), was the most noted and arguably the most important naval battle of the American Civil War from the standpoint of the development of navies. It was fought over two days, March 8-9, 1862, in Hampton Roads, a roadstead in Virginia where the Elizabeth and Nansemond Rivers meet the James River just before it enters Chesapeake Bay. The battle was a part of the effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade, which had cut off Virginia's largest cities, Norfolk and Richmond, from international trade.

The major significance of the battle is that it was the first meeting in combat of ironclad warships. The Confederate fleet consisted of the ironclad ram CSS Virginia (the Merrimack) and several supporting vessels. On the first day of battle, they were opposed by several conventional, wooden-hulled ships of the Union Navy. On that day, Virginia was able to destroy two ships of the Federal flotilla and threaten a third, USS Minnesota which had run aground. The action was halted by darkness and falling tide, so Virginia retired to take care of her few wounded — which included her captain, Flag Officer Franklin Buchanan — and repair her minimal battle damage. 

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Union and Confederate Generals Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-union-and-confederate-generals-poster-12515.html This vintage illustrated poster depicts prominent Union and Confederate generals and statesmen as they appeared during the great Civil War, 1861-1865.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[1864 Civil War Battle of Atlanta Illustrated Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1864-civil-war-battle-of-atlanta-illustrated-poster-12517.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Atlanta and the death of General James B. McPherson, July 22nd 1864.

The Battle of Atlanta (also known as the Battle of Decatur) was a battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Continuing their summer campaign to seize the important rail and supply center of Atlanta, Union forces overwhelmed and defeated Confederate forces defending the city. Despite the implication of finality in its name, the battle occurred mid-way through the campaign and the city would not fall for another six weeks.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[1863 Civil War Battle Siege of Vicksburg Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1863-civil-war-battle-siege-of-vicksburg-poster-12519.html

This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Siege of Vicksburg, the final major battle in the Vicksburg campaign and one of the turning points in the American Civil War.

The Siege of Vicksburg was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union  Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

When two major assaults (May 19 and May 22, 1863) against the Confederate fortifications were repulsed with heavy casualties, Grant decided to besiege the city beginning on May 25. With no re-enforcement, supplies nearly gone, and after holding out for more than forty days, the garrison finally surrendered on July 4. This action (combined with the capitulation of Port Hudson on July 9) yielded command of the Mississippi River to the Union forces, who would hold it for the rest of the conflict.

The Confederate surrender following the siege at Vicksburg is sometimes considered, when combined with Gen. Robert E. Lee's defeat at Gettysburg the previous day, the turning point of the war. It also cut off communication with Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi Department for the remainder of the war. The city of Vicksburg would not celebrate Independence Day for about eighty years as a result of the siege and surrender as well.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[1862 Civil War Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburgh Landing Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1862-civil-war-battle-of-shiloh-pittsburgh-landing-poster-12523.html

Poster depicts the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 during the American Civil War.

The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. Confederate forces under Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard launched a surprise attack against the Union Army of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The Confederates achieved considerable success on the first day but were ultimately defeated on the second day.

On the first day of battle, the Confederates struck with the intention of driving the Union defenders away from the Tennessee River and into the swamps of Owl Creek to the west, hoping to defeat Grant's Army of the Tennessee before it could link up with Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio. The Confederate battle lines became confused during the fierce fighting, and Grant's men instead fell back in the direction of Pittsburg Landing to the northeast. A position on a slightly sunken road, nicknamed the "Hornet's Nest", defended by the men of Brig. Gens. Benjamin M. Prentiss's and W.H.L. Wallace's divisions, provided critical time for the rest of the Union line to stabilize under the protection of numerous artillery batteries. Gen. Johnston was killed during the first day's fighting, and Beauregard, his second in command, decided against assaulting the final Union position that night.

Reinforcements from Gen. Buell arrived in the evening and turned the tide the next morning, when he and Grant launched a counterattack along the entire line. The Confederates were forced to retreat from the bloodiest battle in United States history up to that time, ending their hopes that they could block the Union advance into northern Mississippi.Stotsenburg.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[1862 Civil War Battle of Cherborg Naval Battle Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/1862-civil-war-battle-of-cherborg-naval-battle-poster-12524.html

Poster depicts the Battle of Cherborg between the CSS Alabama and the USS Kearsarge in 1864 during the American Civil War.

After five succesful commerce raiding missions in the Atlantic Ocean, CSS Alabama  turned into Cherbourg Harbor on June 11, 1864. The rebel sloop-of-war  was commanded by Captain Raphael Semmes, formerly of CSS Sumter. It was Captain Semmes intention to dry dock his ship and receive repairs at the French port. The Confederate Navy vessel was crewed by about 170 men and armed with six 32 pound (15 kg) cannons, one 110 pound (50 kg) cannon and one 68 pound (31 kg) gun. The Alabama  had been pursued for two years by the screw  sloop-of-war USS Kearsarge, under Captain John Winslow. The Kearsarge was armed with two 11 inch (280 mm) smoothbore Dahlgren guns, four 32 pound guns and one 30 pound Parrott rifle. She was manned by around 150 sailors and officers.

Kearsarge had armor-clad, chain cable triced in tiers along her port and starboard midsections. This armor protection gave the Union warship a good advantage over the rebel raider. On June 14, Kearsarge finally caught up with Alabama as she was receiving repairs. Kearsarge did not attack, instead she waited, initiating a blockade of CSS Alabama in Cherbourg Harbor. Union Captain Winslow telegraphed USS St. Louis to request her assistance. Confederate Captain Semmes used the time to drill his men for the coming battle. On June 19, CSS Alabama, with nowhere else to go, ran up the Stars and Bars and exited the harbor to attack Kearsarge. She was escorted by a French Navy vessel whose mission was to ensure that the ensuing battle occurred outside the French harbor.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 

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<![CDATA[Civil War Siege of Atlanta Union Soldier on Horseback Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-siege-of-atlanta-union-soldier-on-horseback-poster-12550.html Illustrated poster depicting a Union soldier on horseback and other soldiers at the cannon during the Siege of Atlanta during the Civil War in 1864.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000 <![CDATA[Civil War Confederate Army Heroes and Flags Poster]]> http://www.retrosnapshots.com/civil-war-confederate-army-heroes-and-flags-poster-12556.html This vintage poster shows full-length portraits of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and G.T. Beauregard with four versions of the Confederate flag surrounded by bust portraits of Jefferson Davis and Confederate Army officers. Poster dates to 1896.]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:17:07 +0000