The Civil War

Here is a great old photo from 1863 showing Alexander Gardner's photo gallery at 7th and D. Click the image for a detailed version. Source:...

District of Columbia and the seat of war on the Potomac (1861)

This is an old Civil War map of the D.C. area from 1861. Source: Library of Congress

Many women at the outbreak of the Civil War did not know how to support their favored side. The roles of woman at the...

U.S. Sanitary Commission 1863

This is an 1863 map of the convalescent camp four miles outside of Washington. This was run by the U.S. Christian Commission, and below...

Quarters of General Alfred Pleasonton, and "Government Horse Shoeing Shop" at Left, 21st St. near F NW - Washington, D.C., April 1865

This is a terrific old photo of 21st and F St. NW at the conclusion of the Civil War. Does is look a little...

Jefferson and Varina Davis in 1869

How fascinating is this article that we dug up in The Baltimore Sun. This is correspondence from Washington, printed on May 25th, 1866. At the time,...

This is a great old map that we dug up at the Library of Congress. It shows Fairfax County and the surroundings near the...

Walking through the Navy Yard a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon an incongruous plaque embedded on the side of a building. The building...

Camp of the Union forces at Centreville, Va. Winter 1861-62

Here's a terrific detailed photograph of the Union encampment at Centreville during the winter of 1861-1862. Click on it for more details. Source: Library of...

Union soldiers guarding the Potomac River in Washington, DC in 1861. Georgetown University is visible in the background. Photo by George Barnard

What an incredible photo. We dug this one up thanks to Reddit.

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