Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Miscellaneous document sources

Submarine_Torpedo_Boat_H_L_Hunley

Painting by Conrad Wise Chapman.

“The inventor of this boat, a man named Hunley, can be seen; also a sentinel.  This boat, it was first thought would be very effective; twice it went out on its mission of destruction, but on both occasions returned with all the crew dead.  After this happened the second time, someone painted on it the word ‘Coffin.’  There was just room enough in it for eight men, one in front of the other, with no possibility of anyone sitting straight.  The third time it started out, it never came back, nor was anything ever heard from it, but as one of the United States men-of-war in the harbor (USS Housatonic) was sunk at about the same time, the supposition was that they both went to the bottom together.  Other objects to be seen in the picture are, Sullivans Island, and a Dispatch boat.”  Conrad Wise Chapman, 1898

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Battery Marshall, Sullivan's Island, December 4, 1863

Painting by Conrad Wise Chapman.

“Here are the barracks of the soldiers.  This being an extreme point, there was always a force ready in case of attack.  Negroes are at work putting up breastworks, under the supervision of an over-seer. Another object to be seen is the lookout sentinel.” – Conrad Wise Chapman, 1898

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Battery on Long Island, December 4, 1863 by Conrad Wise Chapman

Painting by Conrad Wise Chapman.

“This is the extreme end of Sullivan’s Island, toward the enemy on Morris Island, and shows the views the Yankees had of the battery.  The two men shown are Lieutenant Martin, of Charleston, and one of his friends.” – Conrad Wise Chapman, 1898

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Captain William W. Cosby of H Company, 2nd Virginia Light Artillery Regiment in uniform - in frame

 

Captain William W. Cosby of H Company, 2nd Virginia Light Artillery Regiment in uniform.

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close-up crop of Captain William W. Cosby of H Company, 2nd Virginia Light Artillery Regiment in uniform

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approximate half-plate ambrotype, hand-colored ; 20.6 x 17.5 cm (frame)

Photographer: Charles R. Rees.

Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs; Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Record page for image is here.

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Civil War Portrait 113

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Battery Bee

Painting by Conrad Wise Chapman.

“This battery was named in honor of General Bee; the soldiers seen are either coming on or going off duty. These guns were considered at the time to be among the best in the South, though they would be thought nothing of in these days.” Conrad Wise Chapman, 1898.

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Unidentified officer in Confederate lieutenant's uniform with kepi - in frame

Unidentified officer in Confederate lieutenant’s uniform with kepi.

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Unidentified officer in Confederate lieutenant's uniform with kepi

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quarter-plate ambrotype, hand-colored ; 12.3 x 10.1 cm (case)

Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs; Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Record page for image is here.

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Civil War Portrait 110

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Brothers Private Henry Luther and First Sergeant Herbert E. Larrabee - in frame

Brothers Private Henry Luther and First Sergeant Herbert E. Larrabee of Company B, 17th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

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Brothers Private Henry Luther and First Sergeant Herbert E. Larrabee - close-up crop 2

 

Brothers Private Henry Luther and First Sergeant Herbert E. Larrabee - close-up crop 1

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sixth-plate ambrotype, hand-colored ; 9.3 x 8.3 cm (case)

Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs; Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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Civil War Portrait 107

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Unidentified soldier in Union uniform --  G. P. Lasselle, photograper -- on card

Unidentified soldier in Union uniform

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Unidentified soldier in Union uniform --  G. P. Lasselle, photograper

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approximate sixteenth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 9.4 x 6.2 cm (carte de visite mat)

Photographer: G. P. Lasselle, No. 4 Summer St., Boston.

Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs; Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Record page for image is here.

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Civil War Portrait 104

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Battery Beauregard, November 22, 1863

Painting by Conrad Wise Chapman.

“Shows Fort Beauregard, and Fort Moultri in the distance; also the old ‘Moultrie House’ that was being pulled down while the artist was making his sketch.  A number of Yankee prisoners can be seen, the Corparal in charge giving an explanation to the Confederate officer.” – Conrad Wise Chapman, 1898

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Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat with bayoneted musket-- in frame

Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat with bayoneted musket next to infantry Hardee hat with plume on table

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close-up crop of Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat with bayoneted musket

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carte de visite-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 8.7 x 5.5 cm (plate)

Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs; Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Record page for image is here.

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Civil War Portrait 101

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