Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Not-so Famous Photos of the Civil War

Some excerpts from The Photographic History of the War in Ten Volumes (Vol. 8) by  Francis Trevelyan Miller and Robert Sampson Lanier from 1911. Most of these photos are relatively forgotten but help round out the war experience. Some of them show interesting fabrics, women in camp, men in their shirtsleeves, and even a period "water buffalo."

  Volunteer about to lose some weight. :D


  1. Ha ! Love the "about to lose some weight" dude...
    My guy has gotta be buff, but that one's like 'raised on bear meat' buff!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hey Jayne! :D I thought that was cute. There are always jokes about reenactors being too fat. I guess even they started out a bit pudgy.