This Civil War Photo Gallery has photos and pictures taken just before, during and after. Many TV Shows and Magazine articles have portrayed the War as being glamorous! Nothing could be further for the truth.
The Civil War was a very brutal fought war and many battles ensued that cost many lives of families on both sides of the battle lines. Many brothers fought for different sides! Families were torn between the politics of both sides!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/danramarch/ The sad aftermath of any war are its sacrifices. They are always shown by the headstones! The Mountain View Cemetery is a large 226-acre cemetery in Oakland, Alameda County, California. It was established in 1863 by a group of East Bay pioneers under the California Rural Cemetery Act of 1859. The association they formed still operates the cemetery today. Mountain View was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who also designed New York City's Central Park and much of UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Military Graves: • Brigadier General Henry Brevard Davidson of the Confederate States Army • John Coffee Hays, Texas Ranger and first sheriff of San Francisco • Eli L. Huggins, Indian Wars soldier and Medal of Honor recipient • Henry T. Johns, American Civil War soldier and Medal of Honor recipient • Ralph Wilson Kirkham, Union Army general • Oscar Fitzalan Long, Indian Wars soldier and Medal of Honor recipient • Rossell O'Brien, American Civil War veteran who started the custom of standing and removing one's hat during the national anthem • Jeremiah C. Sullivan, Union Army general and staff member of Ulysses S. Grant Adam Weissel, United States Navy sailor and Medal of Honor recipient
Many young men were sent home after the war with missing limbs and so disabled they could no longer be a help to the farms and crops that needed tended to. Unlike today, the fields had to be plowed by hand with a team of mules or horses. Times were much different and there was nothing glamorous about the War between the States.
Following are some photos that give us a view of the times and conditions many of our ancestors fought through! No doubt many of us had family who fought for one side or the other and some who may have had family who fought for both sides!
Enjoy this Civil War Photo Gallery as I have tried to use only original photos taken during the time and not any or the recent reenactments. Nothing against the reenactments but they just do not portray the hardships these men went through in this war!
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