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Vintage illustration features the Battle of Chickamauga, an American Civil War battle fought on September 18 – 20, 1863, between the U.S. Army of the Cumberland and the Confederate Army of Tennessee. It was the first major battle of the war fought in Georgia and resulted in a Confederate victory.

President Abraham Lincoln, with young son Tad and Senator Charles Sumner, salutes a detachment of African-American Union troops in Richmond, Virginia at the end of the American Civil War. Published in 1883, the illustration is now in the public domain. Digital restoration by Steven Wynn Photography.

Vintage illustration features the Battle of Pea Ridge, an American Civil War battle fought from May 7 to 8, 1862 between the U.S. Army of the Southwest and the Confederate Army of the West. The battle was fought near Leetown, northeast of Fayetteville, Arkansas and resulted in a Union victory.

Image depicts a US Army officer, representing the Freedmen's Bureau, standing between a group of whites and a group of freedmen. The Freedmen's Bureau was created by Congress in 1865 to assist former Black slaves and poor whites in the South after the Civil War. It provided aid such as food, housing, medical care, and education, as well as legal help and land settlement. The bureau essentially became one of America's first social welfare programs. However, due to limited resources and political obstacles related to race and Reconstruction, the bureau was not able to fully carry out its programs.

Vintage illustration features the Battle of Shiloh (also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing), an American Civil War battle fought in April 1862 between the U.S. Army of the Tennessee and the Confederate Army of Mississippi. The battle was fought in Hardin County, Tennessee and resulted in a Union victory.

Vintage illustration features Union and Confederate soldiers engaged in combat during the attack of the Massachusetts 54th Infantry Regiment on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina, on July 18th 1863. The 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Authorized by the Emancipation Proclamation, the regiment consisted of African-American enlisted men commanded by white officers.

Ohio's Tribute monument to Carroll's Brigade on East Cemetery Hill. This marks the spot where the 4th Ohio Infantry repelled an attack of the Confederate army. Photo captured near the entranced to the Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Sanitary Commission provides medical care for soldiers injured and disabled during the Civil War. Illustration published in The New Eclectic History of the United States by M. E. Thalheimer (American Book Company; New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago) in 1881 and 1890. Copyright expired; artwork is in Public Domain.

Vintage image represents the Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, close to the third year of the American Civil War. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

Civil War reenactment Lakewood Forest Preserve Wauconda Illinois. Picture taken on 07/09/16. Confederate troops are charge Union troops in the battle of Antietam (Also known as Sharpsburg) originally fought on 08/27/1862 in the great state of Maryland.

19th Century engraving of 'The Attack On Fort Sumter'. This print was published in 1878 in the book 'Our Country, Vol. III', On the title page it says, 'Household History for All Readers' 1878. This print is in my possession. Scanned at 2400 dpi high resolution available image is 600dpi. Public domain. Photo by M. Poe

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