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American Civil War Pictures

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 126 ✭✭ Joko


    Amazing pictures.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    These are genuinely fascinating.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,543 JerryHandbag


    Great photos....2 ghosts standing near the water in the background of no.3 :eek::pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,398 Paparazzo


    Some great photos.
    I went to the next page, some amazing photos of new york

    http://m.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/04/historic-photos-from-the-nyc-municipal-archives/100286/

    This is a great photo:

    Painters suspended on cables of the the Brooklyn Bridge, on October 7, 1914

    s_n24_bps04299.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 174 ✭✭ NilByMouth


    Had to log in to thank the OP:D
    fascinating set of photo's!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭ draoicht


    Thanks OP, some amazing photos there.

    Some Irish connections there:

    No. 22: Officers of the 69th Infantry New York, at Fort Corcoran, Virginia, with Col. Michael Corcoran.

    Michael Corcoran was from Sligo and at the start of the Civil War was awaiting court martial for refusing to parade the 69th in front of the Prince of Wales in protest at Britains actions during the famine.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Corcoran

    Also No. 28: ...stone wall at the foot of Marye's Heights...

    This is the position that The Irish Brigade, led by Thomas Francis Meagher, assaulted and was decimated in the process.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,087 ✭✭✭✭ Big Nasty


    draoicht wrote: »
    Thanks OP, some amazing photos there.

    Some Irish connections there:

    No. 22: Officers of the 69th Infantry New York, at Fort Corcoran, Virginia, with Col. Michael Corcoran.

    Michael Corcoran was from Sligo and at the start of the Civil War was awaiting court martial for refusing to parade the 69th in front of the Prince of Wales in protest at Britains actions during the famine.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Corcoran

    Also No. 28: ...stone wall at the foot of Marye's Heights...

    This is the position that The Irish Brigade, led by Thomas Francis Meagher, assaulted and was decimated in the process.

    Fantastic pics!

    Michael Corcoran was actually an ancestor of mine.


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