Military Images

Cultural Ambassador: Albert L. Gihon, U.S. Navy

Gihon, a career navy officer, hailed from a  family of adventurers that included his father, who participated in the California Gold Rush, and his brother,...

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The Great American Civil War Pipe Gallery

Tobacco was hailed as the soldier’s constant companion—when he could find it—by some and also as a wicked habit by others. In this gallery, a companion...

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Photo Sleuth

In “Evidence-Based Tips for Using Civil War Photo Sleuth,” Kurt discusses how two forms of automation, face recognition and filtering military records,...

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Nurse Pomroy: Comforter-in-Chief to the Lincoln Family

Rebecca Pomroy came to Washington to take care of wounded and sick soldiers. Much to her surprise, she was called to care for the Lincoln family—a role...

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Between Guadalupe Hidalgo and Secession: A survey of military portraits of West Pointers and Regulars on the western frontier

This is the second in a multi-part series of pre-Civil War military portrait photography from the collection of Dr. William Schultz. Included are several...

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Most Hallowed Ground

John William Fenton, a captain in the 132nd New York Infantry, was brought up on charges after he assaulted the owner of a saloon in New Bern, N.C., in...

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Captured by the Lens in Bermuda: The Confederate Photography of S.W. Gault

Tennessee’s Samuel Walter “S.W.” Gault traveled the U.S. as a photographer before the war, and when hostilities erupted between the North and South,...

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Filler Cartes de Visite: A fresh look at art, humor and satire

In recent times, cartes de visite of art, celebrities, scenes and other non-personal portraits tucked into albums have been labeled as “fillers.” The...

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Finding Aid: Autumn 2019

The complete issue Vol. XXXVII, No. 4(80 pages) Purchase print issue ($12.75)Download PDF from JSTOR ($16.00)Subscribe to MI ($24.95)Explore the MI Archives:...

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Gettysburg Gathering: Celebrating the Collecting Community

Collectors, dealers and other members of the Civil War collecting community third met for the Gettysburg Gathering on Friday night, June 28, 2019. The...

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