British soldiers pose next to a mass grave for Ottoman soldiers killed during the Battle of Tel el-Ful, near Jerusalem, Palestine, 1917. Today the area is known as Gibeah. Animated stereoview.
Friday, February 28, 2014
A large crowd attending an event welcoming Union soldiers home, Philadelphia, 1865. The main stand for where the most prominent attendees sit is the structure in the background festooned with flags. The banner in the background contains the names of the battles the soldiers fought in including the battles of Seven Pines, Bull Run, Antietam, Malvern Hill, and Mobile Bay. Animated stereoview.
A group of Union Zouaves in camp posing in camp at Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1861. By George Stacy. Animated stereoview.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Distant View of the USS New Ironsides Firing at Confederate-Held Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie From Just Off Morris Island, South Carolina (1863)
|The full photograph.|
|Close-up of the scene.|
|Close-up of spectators and the Union ironclads behind them.|
|Close-up of the USS New Ironsides firing.|
Distant view of the USS New Ironsides (right) and other Union ironclads firing at Confederate-held Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie from just off Morris Island as a large number of spectators on the beach watch the action, 1863. By Haas and Peale.
|Profile view of the USS New Ironsides (center) leaving Hampton Roads for North Carolina. Source.|
Saturday, February 22, 2014
|Animated stereoview of the crowd in Union Square during the Great Sumter Rally. Source.|
|View taken after the end of the event after much of the crowd had dispersed. From Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War.|
Original New York Times Article
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Three men in a tree on Stafford Heights watching distant fighting on Marye’s Heights during the Second Battle of Fredericksburg, 1863. Smoke from the battle is possibly visible in the distance which would make it one of the earliest combat photographs of a land battle. The destroyed railroad bridge over the Rappahannock River is in the middle ground of the photo.
Photograph is from the National Park Service via the Western Reserve Historical Society, which seems to have a large collection of previously unpublished American Civil War photographs. The photograph was discovered by Bob Zeller, the president of the Center for Civil War Photography.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
|John S. Mosby (sitting in center with legs crossed) posing with some of his men in a studio, possibly postwar.|
|John S. Mosby standing (center) posing with a group of his men in a studio, possibly postwar, c. 1865.|
|Five members of Mosby's Rangers, possibly postwar, c. 1865.|
|16-year-old Sergeant William T. Biedler of Mosby's Rangers, c. 1863.|
Union soldiers posing with Confederate flags that they captured in battle, each of whom was awarded a Medal of Honor for the feat, 1865. General John Gibbon, at center with his left hand on his belt, was in charge of transporting them to Washington, DC. Photograph is said to portray the 14 Medal of Honor recipients from the Battle of Fort Gregg during the Siege of Petersburg. Probably taken after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.
Possibly the first photograph taken of soldiers with flags that they had captured in battle, a phenomenon that would become very popular in 20th century wars.
Union Zouaves of the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Standing at Attention in Fort Monroe (1861)
Monday, February 17, 2014
Another photograph from the crash.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Staged Hospital Scene of Union Surgeons Performing a Leg Amputation in Camp at Fort Monroe, Virginia (1861)
Staged scene in a Union field hospital of Zouave surgeons performing a leg amputation as a group of their comrades watch at Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1861. By George Stacy. Animated stereoview.
Two Views of Union Soldiers Posing With an Armored Railroad Battery Used During the Siege of Petersburg
Two views of Union soldiers posing with an armored railroad battery used during the Siege of Petersburg, c. 1865. Animated stereoscopic photographs.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
|Before (left) and after (right) the Confederate shell exploded.|
|The negative version of the left photograph (before the shell exploded). The smoke coming from a fire in the shelter built into the canal in the background is obviously different from the smoke said to be coming from the exploded Confederate shell.|
|Animated stereoscopic view which looks like it was taken during the same photo shoot as the other two photographs.|
|Photograph from right half of the stereoscopic pair.|
|Photograph from left half of the stereoscopic pair.|
A regiment of Union soldiers drawn up to watch an execution of an unknown individual or individuals, near Petersburg, Virginia, August 1864. Two recently dug graves can be seen to the right of the gallows presumably for the people about to be executed. Even though it was captured as a stereoscopic image, the photograph was taken at too extreme of a distance to show anything interesting when animated. By John Reekie.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
|A group of men cleaning up a section of Fort Sumter after the surrender.|
|The flagpole which was cut down by Confederate artillery fire during the bombardment of Fort Sumter. A group of men can be seen cleaning up rubble in the background.|
|A row of artillery pieces in a casemate in the interior Fort Sumter.|
Views of the damaged interior and exterior of Fort Sumter Animated stereoviews.
Osborn & Durbec
Osborn & Durbec
Thursday, February 6, 2014
|Animated photographic sequence.|
|Animated stereoscopic view of the top photographs.|
|Animated stereoscopic view of the bottom photographs.|
|Original photographic plate.|
Animations of stereoscopic images from four-photograph plates sadly do not seem to come out as well as those of the standard two-photograph stereoscopic plates. Distortions seem to be present that prevent this perhaps because photographers never perfected using the four photograph plates or else it was simply too impractical.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
View of President Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Procession on Broadway Entering Union Square in New York City (1865)
Teddy Roosevelt photograph article link.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Union soldiers posing as if fighting from behind gabion defenses in front of Fort Mahone, April 1865. Probably taken after the fighting considering the line of soldiers standing in line out in the open in the background in two of the photographs. Animated stereoscopic photographs.
Union soldiers of the 13th New York Heavy Artillery playing a ball game in camp, near Petersburg, c. 1865.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Two Portraits of the Color Guard of the 7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Posing With Their Flags and Henry Repeating Rifles
Two portraits of Union soldiers from the color guard of the 7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing with their flags and Henry repeating rifles. The rifles could be fired at a rate of 28 rounds per minute.