Digital Tool Redefines Photo Sleuthing, or CWPS, is a powerful tool created to identify Civil War soldiers. It combines technology, community and research to reconnect names and faces.

CWPS is a collaboration between Military Images magazine editor and publisher Ron Coddington, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies director Paul Quigley, and Professor Kurt Luther and his students at Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science. CWPS is also guided by a stellar advisory board that includes Center for Civil War Photography President Bob Zeller, Civil War historian Matt Gallman of the University of Florida, and computer vision expert Devi Parikh, of Facebook and Georgia Tech.

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