32 Touching Photos of Civil War Soldiers in 1862

One of the greatest collection of photos we have in our nation's history is a group of over 1,000 tintypes and daguerrotypes of both Union and CSA soldiers from 1861-1864.  The Library of Congress has made them available to the public, and we wanted to share some of our favorites.  Scroll down and hit Next Page to see the full collection.

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Corporal John Morton Booker of Co. I, 23rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform with Bowie knife, flintlock pistol, and tin drum canteen with his name on it

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Three unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms with swords

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Private Hiram M. Kersey, 44th Iowa Infantry regiment, standing on rug with bayonet, knife, revolver, and cartridge box

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Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat holding Company G, 12th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment forage cap next to unidentified woman in front of an American flag

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Private James M. Bash of Company E, 67th Pennsylvania Volunteers in uniform with bayoneted musket