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Death and the Civil War | Image Gallery

Images from the Civil War Battlefields

The American Civil War was the first major conflict that was photographed extensively, bringing shocking and often horrific images to the front pages and into people's living rooms. Photography was extremely popular in the US at the time, and many photographers did not hold back from snapping even the most graphic of post-battle images to illustrate the horrors of war.

Several of the images in this gallery are graphic in nature and may be disturbing.

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