United States Civil War

Real photos from the U.S. Civil War

The American Civil War began on April 12, 1861 and ended on May 10,1865, lasting 4 years, 3 weeks, and 6 days. 750,000 soldiers died in the Civil War, making it the deadliest war in United States history. It is estimated that 10 percent of all northern males age 20 - 45 were killed during the Civil War and 30 percent of all southern males ages 18 - 40 died.

This is a collection of real photos of the men and women of the American Civil War, as well as some of the important events and places.