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History and Culture

Civil War Series

Life in Civil War America


book cover
Christmas Eve by Thomas Nast.
Courtesy West Point Museum Collections, U.S. Military Academy.


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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
FWFrank and Marie-Therese Wood Print Collection, Alexandria, Virginia
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
MCMuseum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
NPSNational Park Service
USAMHIUnited States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Martha Elizabeh Hodes, The Sea Captain's Wife: A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007) and Edwin C. Bearss, Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War (Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006)

History and Culture