Soldiers of the Civil War Volume 1. More than 280 special portrait photographs, called ambrotypes and tintypes, represent both Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War (1861-1865). The photographs often show weapons, hats, canteens, musical instruments, painted backdrops, and other details that enhance the research value of the collection. Due to the way the originals were scanned, each image had to be masked by hand in Photoshop to adjust the tonality properly. They were then saved as 300 DPI jpegs. See a comparison below.
Private Jacob Harker of Company C, 120th Ohio Volunteers in uniform with musket and haversack.
Private Morris M. Aaron of Co. D, 4th Vermont Infantry Regiment in uniform.
Private William H. Austin of Co. G, 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment with rifle and pistol.
Unidentified soldier in Union jacket with Massachusetts state seal buttons.
Thomas A. Martin, cousin of Jesse Sharpe Barnes and William Sharpe Barnes, who enlisted in Co. E, 13th North Carolina Infantry Regiment in 1861 as a Corporal.
Unidentified soldier in Union officer's uniform with 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac badge.
Unidentified sailor in Union uniform resting hand on American flag-draped table in front of painted backdrop showing naval scene.
Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform.
Unidentified soldier in Union uniform and kepi.
Unidentified sailor in Union uniform standing in front of painted backdrop showing naval scene.
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