21 Fascinating Photos from the American Civil War

The Civil War was a bloody chapter in US history, pitting brother against brother & threatening the future of the nation. It is also considered the first major conflict to be extensively photographed, giving insight into the carnage of far-away battlefields.

1. The Confederate Flag 

Image credit: Martin Belan
Image credit: Martin Belan

In 1861, the southern half of the United States seceded from the Union, establishing the Confederate States of America and sparking the Civil War. The Confederacy, as it was known, designed its own flag to demonstrate its staunch opposition to the Union.  

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