Civil War Photos

This Fold3.com collection of photographs was taken primarily by Mathew B. Brady and his team of assistant photographers during the Civil War. Photo subjects include:

1. Portraits
2. Group portraits
3. Buildings and structures
4. Weapons and ammunition
5. Transportation and animals
6. Battle casualties and damage

Photos are black and white, and uniformly good-excellent quality. Officer portraits are usually identified; group portraits are not. You may search by name for an individual, or you can browse this collection.

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