Civil War - Yorktown, Virginia

Photograph from the main eastern theater of the Civil War, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862.
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Updated Jan 28, 2016

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Civil War photograph of Yorktown Virginia taken in May of 1862.
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
Beth Pritchard
Incredible. The Civil War was really the dawn of the combat photographer.
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
So very true.
Jan 28, 2016 ·
Richard Que
I think thats probably true. Thanks to Matthew Brady. His photos of the aftermath of Antietam an Gettysburgh bought home the true horror of that great American tragedy. However there is a reasonable body of photographic work from the British in the Crimea. It does not depict the horror such as Brady succeeded in doing.
Jan 28, 2016 ·
MaryBeth Keough Asenjo
Wow. Amazing to SEE history.
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
Gale R. Gough
Fantastic photo! Almost looks like a film set! Thank you!
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
Jeff Lambert
any surviving landmarks???
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
Maureen Cowie
Good machines them
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
Rick Lyon
was there a few years ago. typical America, everything done so well, living museum inc. native e American village settlement etc and full scale ships from the era. a must for a visit.
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
Rita Hauler
Great pictures enjoyed thanks for sharing
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
Grady Cain
How would you like to be the one who had to stack all those cannon balls? Great pics thanks!
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
Emily Sutton
Wow! That is amazing
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
Hal Biggiam
Little did they know, what hell awaited them.
Jan 28, 2016 · Reply
Audrey Dixon Adams
Eric Garrard I thought you might enjoy this photo
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Colleen Dwight
wonderful photo
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Hal Biggiam
Most of all advances in "so called civilization "have come through War. Medicine,surgery, writing, discovery of microbe, although Brady was given more credit than due him. Most of civil war images were shot by others, than Brady.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Patricia Gaffney
This is sadly true. Many modern medical and scientific advances were the result of military engagement. Indeed, Brady was the premier"on site" photographer of that age but there were many such "cutting edge" photographers then of battlefields, groups of soldiers, landscape, etc. I have several books about this filled with such photos.
Feb 04, 2016 ·
Hal Biggiam
If you would like to share some of your books titles, I would appreciate it. Thank you Patricia
Feb 04, 2016 ·
Hal Biggiam
Watch "The General" by Buster Keaton, although a comedy, it has more realistic scenes of Civil War ever photographed.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Paula Winters Leslie
I can only imagine what they went thru.
Feb 03, 2016 · Reply
Patricia Gaffney
Spent all their time bowling it seems. No wonder the South lost!
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Lynne Brown
Any Clarkes left around there?
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