Library of Congress image: Edwin Chamberlain of Company G, 11th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in sergeant’s uniform with guitar.    Donated to the Library of Congress 2010 by Tom Liljenquist; Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs.

Library of Congress image: Edwin Chamberlain of Company G, 11th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in sergeant’s uniform with guitar. Donated to the Library of Congress 2010 by Tom Liljenquist; Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs.

The Library of Congress [Unidentified young boy wearing secession badge and holding a rifle] (LOC)  [between 1861 and 1865]

The Library of Congress [Unidentified young boy wearing secession badge and holding a rifle] (LOC) [between 1861 and 1865]

Soldier's burial near camp --  It is very remarkable to a stranger, when first visiting the army, to notice the proximity of the burial grounds to the tents of the soldiers.  Sometimes, as in the present instance, it is close beside the encampment; sometimes on the slope of a hill among the pine stumps, the grim remains of a lordly forest.

Soldier's burial near camp -- It is very remarkable to a stranger, when first visiting the army, to notice the proximity of the burial grounds to the tents of the soldiers. Sometimes, as in the present instance, it is close beside the encampment; sometimes on the slope of a hill among the pine stumps, the grim remains of a lordly forest.

[Private Charles H. Bickford of B Company, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as a young boy] (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

[Private Charles H. Bickford of B Company, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as a young boy] (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

(c. 1861-1865) Brothers Private Hiram J. and Private William H. Gripman of Company I, 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment.

(c. 1861-1865) Brothers Private Hiram J. and Private William H. Gripman of Company I, 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment.

Unidentified infantry soldier in Union uniform in full marching order with musket, canteen, cartridge box, cap box, and knapsack in case

Unidentified infantry soldier in Union uniform in full marching order with musket, canteen, cartridge box, cap box, and knapsack in case

Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Colt revolver. Ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 7.4 x 6.1 cm (case)

Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Colt revolver. Ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 7.4 x 6.1 cm (case)

Entrance to Fort Sumter. Painting by Conrad Wise Chapman.  “Shows sally port of the Fort; party playing cards, also Elliott and his telegraph operator.” – Conrad Wise Chapman, 1898

Entrance to Fort Sumter. Painting by Conrad Wise Chapman. “Shows sally port of the Fort; party playing cards, also Elliott and his telegraph operator.” – Conrad Wise Chapman, 1898

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform and Company H cap with bayoneted musket, cap box, and Volunteer Maine Militia (VMM) belt buckle in front of American flag] (LOC)

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform and Company H cap with bayoneted musket, cap box, and Volunteer Maine Militia (VMM) belt buckle in front of American flag] (LOC)

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