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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