U. S. History Images
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In April, 2011, I started adding a collection of almost 5,000 images concerning
the American Civil War. As you can imagine, this is a huge undertaking. Here
it is, April, 2012, and I've only been able to add images up to the middle
of 1862. It's taking me much longer than I imagined to accomplish this goal,
but I keep plugging away as I am able. Hopefully I will be done before the
Civil War's 150th anniversary is over!
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the images in chronological order, sometimes it's just not possible. So if
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American Civil War - 1861
- U.S. History Images: Baltimore 1861
On April 19, a week after the battle at Fort Sumter, the Union's Sixth Massachusetts
Regiment answered Lincoln's call for troops and traveled south to Washington,
D.C. through Baltimore. Forced to walk through town, they were met by secessionist
sympathizers and trouble ensued. This page has nine images showing scenes from
that time in Baltimore
- U.S. History Images: Baltimore Riots
These images show nine more views of the
Riots. Four soldiers, Corporal Sumner Needham of Company I and Privates Luther
C. Ladd, Charles Taylor, and Addison Whitney of Company D, and twelve civilians
were killed in the riot. This incident is regarded by many as resulting in the
first bloodshed of the American Civil War.
- U.S. History Images: Battle of Big Bethel
of Big Bethel was one of the earliest land battles of the Civil War after
the surrender of Fort Sumter. The battle occurred between the Union Army and
Confederate States Army forces on June 10, 1861 in Hampton and York County,
Virginia. The Union suffered 76 casualties, with 18 killed, including Major
Winthrop and Lieutenant John T. Greble, the first regular army officer killed
in the war. This page has nine images of that battle, including illustrations
of Lt. Greble.
- U.S. History Images: Battle of Rich Mountain
You'll find six illustrations of the Battle of Rich Mountain, which took place on July 11, 1861, in Randolph County, Virginia. The Union victory at Rich Mountain was instrumental in propelling General George B. McClellan to command of the Army of the Potomac.
- U.S. History Images: First Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Bull Run was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County,
Virginia. Among the six images here are ones of the stand of Union troops
at the Henry House, Union troops panicking, and a fight for Ricketts' guns.
- U.S. History Images: Battle of Bull Run
These illustrations of the Battle
of Bull Run show a charge on a rebel battery and images of the Stone Bridge
crossing over Bull Run.
- U.S. History Images: First Bull Run
These pictures of the First
Bull Run, the first major land battle of the American Civil War, contain
a scene of the Federal army advancing, the troops rallying behind the Robinson
House, and images of Stonewall Jackson during the battle.
- U.S. History Images: Manassas Battlefield
This page has six drawings of the Manassas Battlefield including scenes of a stampede, the main battleground where General Bee fell, and the charge of the Federal line to retake Henry Hill.
- U.S. History Images: First Manassas
Six scenes of First Manassas,
as the Battle of Bull Run was called by Confederate forces, depict the scenes
from around Centreville and Manassas Junction.
- U.S. History Images: Battle of Manassas
Here are six images of the Battle
of Manassas, where Union troops lead by Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell
opposed the Confederate forces under Brig. Gen P. G. T. Beauregard.
- U.S. History Images: Bull Run Civil War
Run Civil War images show scenes of wounded soldiers, a salute of
guns fired in front of Virginia's state house after the battle, soldiers'
graves, and a monumnet on the Bull Run battleground. Approximately 460
Union soldiers and 387 Confederate soldiers lost their lives during the
battle at Manassas Junction.
- U.S. History Images: Bull Run Maps
These nine Bull Run Maps, show the stragegy used and the troops' movements throughout the day.
History Images: Battle of Wilson's Creek
Here are six illustrations of events pertaining to the Battle
of Wilson's Creek, also known as the Battle of Oak Hills. The battle
was fought on August 10, 1861, near Springfield, Missouri, between Union
forces and the Missouri State Guard. It gave the Confederates control of
southwestern Missouri. Union General Nathaniel Lyon was killed
during this battle.
- U.S. History Images: Battle of Ball's Bluff
The Battle of Ball's Bluff, also known as the Battle of Harrison’s Island or the Battle of Leesburg, was fought on October 21, 1861, in Loudoun County, Virginia, as part of Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's operations in Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. This page contains six drawings including scenes of the death of Colonel and U. S. Senator Edward Dickenson Baker.
- U.S. History Images: Ball’s Bluff
This page contains six more scenes of the Ball's
Bluff battle, the second largest battle of the Eastern Theater in 1861,
with over one thousand casualties.
- U.S. History Images: Battle of Belmont
Here are six illustrations of the Battle
of Belmont, fought on November 7, 1861, in Mississippi County, Missouri.
It was Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's first big combat test, and gave President
Lincoln a favorable impression of the man who would go on to become the
future Union Army general in chief and eventual U.S. president.
- U.S. History Images: Battle of Port Royal
These pictures of the Battle
of Port Royal, one of the earliest amphibious operations of the American
Civil War, show the bombardments of Forts Walker and Beauregard and the
effect of shells on the fleeing Confederate soldiers in the woods.
- U.S. History Images: Port Royal
This page has nine more Port
Royal images, including a map of the topography of Hilton Head, U.S.
troops at Fort Walker, and views of fortifications constructed by the Federal
Troops. Despite the heavy volume of fire, loss of life was relatively low,
with casualties on both sides totaling less than 100.
Outbreak of the American Civil War
- U.S. History Images: Fort Moultrie
After South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860, defenders of Fort Moultrie chose not to surrender to the South Carolina forces. On December 26, 1860, Union Major Robert Anderson moved his garrison at Fort Moultrie to the stronger Fort Sumter. In April 1861, Confederate troops shelled Fort Sumter into submission and the American Civil War began. This page contains eight images of Fort Moultrie including its evacuation by Anderson's troops and its later bombardment in 1863.
- U.S. History Images: Fort Sumter
This pages has nine illustrations of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harber, South Carolina at the start of the Civil War.
- U.S. History Images: Star of the West
Star of the West was a steamship that was trying to resupply Major Anderson's garrison at Fort Sumter in January of 1861, before the Confederacy was formed. The ship was fired upon by cadets from Morris Island battery as it entered Charleston Harbor and was unable to get food and ammunition to Fort Sumter.
- U.S. History Images: Battle of Fort Sumter
The Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–13, 1861) was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina, that started the American Civil War. This page contains six scenes of the battle.
- U.S. History Images: Fort Sumter Battle
The Fort Sumter Battle began at 4:30 a.m. on April 12, with the Confederates bombarding the fort from artillery batteries surrounding the harbor. On this page are six more illustrations of the attack.
- U.S. History Images: Fort Sumter Flag
Although the Union garrison at Fort Sumter returned fire, they were significantly outgunned and, after 34 hours, Major Anderson agreed to evacuate. The Fort Sumter Flag was lowered by Major Robert Anderson on April 14, 1861 and taken back to Washington, D.C., where it was frequently "auctioned off" to raise funds for the war effort. At the end of the war it was once again raised by Major Anderson over the battered fort.
- U.S. History Images: Fort Sumter Pictures
These nine Fort Sumter Pictures show several interior views of the garrison, including Anderson's headquarters and illustrations of the damage done during the bombardment.
- U.S. History Images: Charleston Harbor
This page has six maps of Charleston Harbor that show the major forts in the area.
- U.S. History Images: Robert Anderson
On this page you'll find six images of Robert Anderson, known for his command of Fort Sumter at the start of the war.
- U.S. History Images: Major Anderson
This page has six pictures of Major Anderson, including one with his family.
- U.S. History Images: Major Robert Anderson
These scenes show Major
Robert Anderson cutting down the flagpole at Ft. Moultrie and raising it
anew at Ft. Sumter. There is also an engraving of a portrait of him and his officers.
- U.S. History Images: General Beauregard
General Beauregard (Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard) was the first prominent general of the Confederate States Army and commanded the defenses of Charleston at Fort Sumter against Major Anderson. Three months later he was the victor at the First Battle of Bull Run near Manassas, Virginia.
Thank you to the contributors at Wikipedia for helping me with the descriptions on this page.
To cite this website:
U.S. History Images. Karen J. Hatzigeorgiou,
6 Apr. 2012. Web.
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