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CIVIL WAR (1863)

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President Lincoln, writing the proclamation of freedom, January 1st, 1863

President Lincoln, writing the proclamation of freedom, January 1st, 1863. Lithograph by Ehrgott, Frobriger & Co., 1864, after Blythe.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-18444 (digital file from original item)

The Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation. Lithograph by L. Haugg, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4093

Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation. Lithograph by William B. Burford, 1886.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-03580 (digital file from original print)

Emancipation Proclamation. (With full length portrait of Lincoln)

Emancipation Proclamation. (With full length portrait of Lincoln). Lithograph by P. S. Duval, 1865.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01105 (digital file from original print)

Isaac and Rosa, emancipated slave children, from the free schools of Louisiana

Isaac and Rosa, emancipated slave children, from the free schools of Louisiana. Photograph by Kimball, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7357

Reading the Emancipation proclamation (A negro family)

Reading the Emancipation proclamation. (A negro family). Engraving by J. W. Watts, 1864, after H. W. Herrick.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5334

Emancipation

Emancipation. Wood engraving, 1865, after Thos. Nast.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-03898 (digital file from original print)

Winter campaigning - The Army of the Potomac on the move, near Falmouth, Jan. 21, 1863

Winter campaigning. The Army of the Potomac on the move, near Falmouth, Jan. 21, 1863. Wash drawing by Alfred R. Waud, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-22444 (digital file from original item)

Sergeant Major Wm. J. Jackson, 12th N. Y. vol's. at Stoneman's Switch, Va., Jan. 27, 1863

Sergeant Major Wm. J. Jackson, 12th N. Y. vol's. at Stoneman's Switch, Va., Jan. 27, 1863. Pencil sketch by Edwin Forbes.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-20516 (digital file from original item)

The sanctuary. (Negro family coming in sight of fortified lines of the Union army)

The sanctuary. (Negro family coming in sight of fortified lines of the Union army). Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-20773 (digital file from original item)

The effects of the Proclamation. Freed Negroes coming into our lines at Newbern, North Carolina

The effects of the Proclamation. Freed Negroes coming into our lines at Newbern, North Carolina. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Feb. 21, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2576

The ironclad frigate New Ironsides and two Ericsson batteries going into action at Charleston

The ironclad frigate New Ironsides and two Ericsson batteries going into action at Charleston. Wood engraving in Illustrated London News, May 9, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ61-20

Stoneman's raiders at Kelly's Ford, Va., April 21, 1863

Stoneman's raiders at Kelly's Ford, Va., April 21, 1863. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7026

Admiral Porter's fleet running the rebel blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th, 1863

Admiral Porter's fleet running the rebel blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th, 1863. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-19399 (digital file from original print)

The Army of the Potomac on the march to Chancellorsivlle. Passing along the north bank of the Rappahannock on the way to Kelly Ford, April 30, 1863

The Army of the Potomac on the march to Chancellorsivlle. Passing along the north bank of the Rappahannock on the way to Kelly Ford, April 30, 1863. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-22554 (digital file from original item)

Capture of New Orleans. Lithograph by L. Prang & Co., 1886, after J. O. Davidson

Capture of New Orleans. Lithograph by L. Prang & Co., 1886, after J. O. Davidson.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-04040 (digital file from original print)

The last meeting of Lee and Jackson

The last meeting of Lee and Jackson. Lithograph by Trunbull Bros., 1879, after J. G. Fay.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-02907 (digital file from original print)

The last meeting of Generals Lee and Jackson

The last meeting of Generals Lee and Jackson. Engraving by F. Halpin.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01453 (digital file from original print)

Howard's headquarters at Dowdall's Tavern, Va., two miles form Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863

Howard's headquarters at Dowdall's Tavern, Va., two miles form Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863. Pencil drawing by Alfred R. Waud.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-22467 (digital file from original item)

Couch's Second Army Corps covering the retreat of General Howard, May 2, 1863

Couch's Second Army Corps covering the retreat of General Howard, May 2, 1863. Pencil & wash drawing by Alfred R. Waud, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-22527 (digital file from original item)

Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Chancellorsville. Lithograph by Kurz & Allison, 1889.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01844 (digital file from original print)

Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 3rd, 1863

Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 3rd, 1863. Lithograph by Currier & Ives.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3275

Charge of Union cavalry under Major General Alfred Pleasonton during Confederate retirement from Upperville, Va., June 21, 1863

Charge of Union cavalry under Major General Alfred Pleasonton during Confederate retirement from Upperville, Va., June 21, 1863. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7028

The siege of Vicksburg. Battery Hickenlooper

The siege of Vicksburg. Battery Hickenlooper. Wood engraving in Harper's pictorial history of the great war, 1868.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7973

he siege of Vicksburg, the fight in the crater of Fort Hill, after the explosion, June 25, '63

The siege of Vicksburg, the fight in the crater of Fort Hill, after the explosion, June 25, '63. Lithograph by Middleton, Storbridge & Co., 1863., after A. E. Mathews, 31st Regt. O.V.I.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5558

The siege of Vicksburg

The siege of Vicksburg. Lithograph by Middleton, Strobridge & Co., 1863, after A. E. Mathews, 31st reg. O. V. I.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-74

Death of Major General John F. Reynolds at Gettyburg, July 1, 1863

Death of Major General John F. Reynolds at Gettyburg, July 1, 1863. Pencil drawing by Alfred R. Waud, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7029

Battle of Gettyburg

Battle of Gettyburg. Lithograph by L. Prang & Co., 1887.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-1178 (color film copy transparency)

Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg. Engraving by John Sartain after P. F. Rothermel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-549

Union artillery on Cemetery Hill

Union artillery on Cemetery Hill. Pencil drawing by Alfred R. Waud, July, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-160

Battle of Gettyburg, Pa., July 2nd and 3rd, 1863

Battle of Gettyburg, Pa., July 2nd and 3rd, 1863. Lithograph by J. H. Bufford, 1864.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1262

Alfred R. Waud, artist for <cite>Harper's Weekly</cite>, sketching at Gettyburg (Full length, seated)

Alfred R. Waud, artist for Harper's Weekly, sketching at Gettyburg. (Full length, seated). Photograph by T. H. O'Sullivan, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-533

Union forces behind the breastworks on Clup's Hill repulsing the attack of Johnston's Div., 10 A.M., July 3, 1863

Union forces behind the breastworks on Clup's Hill repulsing the attack of Johnston's Div., 10 A.M., July 3, 1863. Painting by Edwin Forbes.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-958 (color film copy transparency)

Battle of Gettysburg, 10 A.M., July 3, 1863

Battle of Gettysburg, 10 A.M., July 3, 1863. Pencil & wash drawing by Edwin Forbes, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-3160 (color film copy transparency)

Pickett's charge at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863

Pickett's charge at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863. Pencil drawing by Alfred R. Waud, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2888 (color film copy transparency)

The battle of Gettysburg, Pa. July 3rd, 1863

The battle of Gettysburg, Pa. July 3rd, 1863. Lithograph by Currier & Ives.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2238

Gettysburg battlefield (Map & position of troops)

Gettysburg battlefield. (Map & position of troops). Lithograph by Endicott & Co., 1863, after Jno. B. Bachelder.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2815 (color film copy transparency)

Pursuit of the army - Marching in the rain near Emmitsburg, Md., July 7, 1863

Pursuit of the army. Marching in the rain near Emmitsburg, Md., July 7, 1863. Painting by Edwin Forbes.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-1003 (color film copy transparency)

Battle of Port Hudson

Battle of Port Hudson. Lithograph by L. Prang & Co., 1887, after J. O. Davidson.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2383 (color film copy transparency)

Storming Fort Wagner

Storming Fort Wagner. Lithograph by Kurz & Allison, 1890.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-507 (color film copy transparency)

The gallant charge of the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment. On the rebel works at Fort Wagner ... July 18th, 1863 ...

The gallant charge of the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment. On the rebel works at Fort Wagner ... July 18th, 1863 ... Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-2391 (color film copy slide)

Union drummer boy at Beverly Ford, Virginia, Aug. 11, 1863

Union drummer boy at Beverly Ford, Virginia, Aug. 11, 1863. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7039

The camp barber. Rappahannock Station, Va., Aug. 15, 1863

The camp barber. Rappahannock Station, Va., Aug. 15, 1863. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-4199 (color film copy transparency)

Martial law. General order No. 11

Martial law. General order No. 11. Engraving by John Sartain, 1872, after George C. Bingham.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-808

Capture of Confederate guns by General Custer near Culpeper Court House, Va., Sept., 14, 1863

Capture of Confederate guns by General Custer near Culpeper Court House, Va., Sept., 14, 1863. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes,1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7031

The battle of Chickamauga, Geo ... 19th and 20th of September, 1863

The battle of Chickamauga, Geo ... 19th and 20th of September, 1863. Lithograph by Currier & Ives.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1598

Battle of Chickamauga

Battle of Chickamauga. Wash drawing by Alfred R. Waud, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2540 (color film copy transparency)

Battle of Chickamauga

Battle of Chickamauga. Lithograph by Kurz & Allison, 1890.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-1762 (color film copy transparency)

Newspaper from Washington, Sept. 18, 1863, near Rappahannock Station, Va.

Newspaper from Washington, Sept. 18, 1863, near Rappahannock Station, Va. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-4203 (color film copy transparency)

Stacking wheat near Culpeper, Va., Sept. 26, 1863

Stacking wheat near Culpeper, Va., Sept. 26, 1863. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2040 (color film copy transparency)

News from home. (Soldier reading a newspaper at Culpeper, Va., Sept. 30, 1863)

News from home. (Soldier reading a newspaper at Culpeper, Va., Sept. 30, 1863). Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-4201 (color film copy transparency)

Capture of Confederate fortifications at Rappahannock Bridge, Virginia, Nov. 7, 1863

Capture of Confederate fortifications at Rappahannock Bridge, Virginia, Nov. 7, 1863. Pencil drawing by Alfred R. Waud, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7033

Going into action. Etching in Edwin Forbes, Life studies of the great army, 1876

Going into action. Etching in Edwin Forbes, Life studies of the great army, 1876.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4035

Going into action (Caisson & gun)

Going into action. (Caisson & gun). Etching by W. H. Shelton, 1887.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7360

A hard pull (Artillery being dragged through the mud)

A hard pull. (Artillery being dragged through the mud). Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7169

Captain Jacob Henry Sleeper's 10th Mass. battery at Kelly's Fort, Virginia, Nov. 7, 1863

Captain Jacob Henry Sleeper's 10th Mass. battery at Kelly's Fort, Virginia, Nov. 7, 1863. Pencil drawing by Alfred R. Waud, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7034

Battle of Chattanooga

Battle of Chattanooga. Lithograph by L. Prang & Co., 1886, after Thulstrup.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7365

Lookout Mountain, from the federal works on Chattanooga Creek

Lookout Mountain, from the federal works on Chattanooga Creek. Wood engraving in A. H. Guernsey & H. M. Alden, Harper's pictorial history of the Civil War, 1868.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-8343

Storming and capture of Lookout Mountain, November 24, 1863

Storming and capture of Lookout Mountain, November 24, 1863. Lithograph by Middleton, Strobridge & Co.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1264

Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863

Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863. Pencil drawing, 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-5681 (color film copy transparency)

Battle of Mission Ridge, Nov. 25th, 1863

Battle of Mission Ridge, Nov. 25th, 1863. Lithograph by Cosack & Co., 1886.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-4238 (color film copy transparency)

The drummer boy of our regiment-eight war scenes

The drummer boy of our regiment-eight war scenes. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Dec. 19, 1863, after Thomas Nast.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-151

Bugle call

Bugle call. Lithograph by D. C. Fabronius, 1863, after William M. Hunt.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1261

A cavalry charge

A cavalry charge. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7902

Going into bivouac at night

Going into bivouac at night. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7035

Going into bivouac at night

Going into bivouac at night. Etching in Edwin Forbes, Life studies of the great army, 1876, after above drawing.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-148

Pickets trading between the lines

Pickets trading between the lines. Pencil drawing by Edwin Forbes.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1075

Tenting tonite. (Music cover)

Tenting tonite. (Music cover). Lithograph by Geo. H. Walker & Co., 1890.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-8382

Union prisoners at Salisbury, N.C. (Playing baseball)

Union prisoners at Salisbury, N.C. (Playing baseball). Lithograph by Sarony, Major & Knapp, 1863, after Otto Boetticher.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-3036 (color film copy transparency)

U.S.A. Genl. Hospital, Patterson Park, Baltimore, Md.

U.S.A. Genl. Hospital, Patterson Park, Baltimore, Md. Lithograph by E. Sachse & Co., 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-141

 

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