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From: Monty Solomon
 
The Civil War, Part 1: The Places

The Atlantic
FEB 8, 2012

Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American 
Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special 
issue (now available online). Although photography was still in its 
infancy, war correspondents produced thousands of images, bringing 
the harsh realities of the frontlines to those on the home front in a 
new and visceral way. As brother fought brother and the nation's 
future grew uncertain, the public appetite for information was fed by 
these images from the trenches, rivers, farms, and cities that became 
fields of battle. Today's collection is part 1 of 3, covering the 
places of the Civil War: the battleships, prisons, hospitals, urban 
centers, and rural pastures where history was made. Tomorrow's 
installment features some of the people involved in the conflict, and 
on Friday I'll be sharing some of the amazing three-dimensional 
stereographs of the war. Keep in mind, as you view these photographs, 
that they were taken 150 years ago -- providing a glimpse of a United 
States that was only 85 years old at the time. [48 photos]

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/02/the-civil-war-part-1-the-places/100241/



The Civil War, Part 2: The People

The Atlantic
FEB 9, 2012

Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American 
Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special 
issue (now available online). Although photography was still in its 
infancy, war correspondents produced thousands of images, bringing 
the harsh realities of the frontlines to those on the home front in a 
new and visceral way. As brother fought brother and the nation's 
future grew uncertain, the public appetite for information was fed by 
these images. Today's collection is part 2 of 3, covering the people 
of the Civil War: the generals, slaves, civilians, politicians, and 
soldiers that lived through those turbulent years. Tomorrow, in part 
three I'll be sharing some of the amazing three-dimensional 
stereographs of the war. (Be sure to see part 1 as well.) Keep in 
mind, as you view these photographs, that they were taken 150 years 
ago -- providing a glimpse of a United States that was only 85 years 
old at the time. [48 photos]

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/02/the-civil-war-part-2-the-people/100242/



The Civil War
The Atlantic

On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we present this 
commemorative issue featuring Atlantic stories by Mark Twain, Henry 
James, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel 
Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and many more.
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/toc/2012/02