When General McClellan reached Locst Hill, on april 2nd, 1862, he found fifty-eight thousand men and much of his artillery there. The following day he moved his whole army toward Yorktown, in order to prevent, if possible, Johnston's re-enforcement of General Magruder, expecting to receive in time for the co-operation of the naval force in Hampton Roads, which he thought would reduce the Confederate batteries both on the James and York Rivers.

Advance of the Federal Army towards Yorktown

When General McClellan reached Locst Hill, on april 2nd, 1862, he found fifty-eight thousand men and…

Union soldiers being held at Andersonville, a Confederate prison.

Union Prisoners Confined at the Confederate Prison at Andersonville

Union soldiers being held at Andersonville, a Confederate prison.

Shows empty rural area, with a column of troops moving over a bridge.

Battlefield of Antietam

Shows empty rural area, with a column of troops moving over a bridge.

Showing the Battle for Atlanta, which Sherman won for the Union during the Civil War.

Battle of Atlanta

Showing the Battle for Atlanta, which Sherman won for the Union during the Civil War.

Column of troops with wagons marching through the woods.

Marching to the Battlefield - Ball's Bluff

Column of troops with wagons marching through the woods.

Peace between the Union and the Confederate States of America.

Blue and Gray

Peace between the Union and the Confederate States of America.

Picture of the Confederate Capitol, the Virginia State House.

Confederate Capitol

Picture of the Confederate Capitol, the Virginia State House.

Castle Thunder, one of the Confederate prisons known for its abominable conditions.

Castle Thunder, Richmond, VA, Where Union Prisoners Were Confined

Castle Thunder, one of the Confederate prisons known for its abominable conditions.

"A federal cavalry camp— Winter Quarters." -Gordy, 1916

Cavalry Camp

"A federal cavalry camp— Winter Quarters." -Gordy, 1916

Depiction of a Civil War battle.

Civil War Battle

Depiction of a Civil War battle.

The British ran a blockade of Southern ports with vessels carrying arms, ammunitions, and other supplies to the Confederates.

A Confederate Blockade-Runner

The British ran a blockade of Southern ports with vessels carrying arms, ammunitions, and other supplies…

The proposed seal of the Confederate States of America.

Confederate States Seal

The proposed seal of the Confederate States of America.

"Blowing up the Confederate forts on Craney Island, by Commodore Goldsborough, June 2nd 1862." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Craney Island

"Blowing up the Confederate forts on Craney Island, by Commodore Goldsborough, June 2nd 1862." —…

(1808-1889) President of the Confederate States of America

Jefferson Davis

(1808-1889) President of the Confederate States of America

Jefferson Davis, a senator from Mississippi who was elected president of the Confederate States of America. , US Senator from Mississippi.

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis, a senator from Mississippi who was elected president of the Confederate States of America.…

Destruction of the Confederate cruiser Alabama at Cherbourg, France.

Destruction of the Alabama

Destruction of the Confederate cruiser Alabama at Cherbourg, France.

The Confederate Flag on a flag pole.

Confederate Flag

The Confederate Flag on a flag pole.

Confederate forces bombarding Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861

Bombardment of Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861

Confederate forces bombarding Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861

The bombardment of Fort Wagner, infantry in trenches.

Bombardment of Fort Wagner

The bombardment of Fort Wagner, infantry in trenches.

Depiction of the battle on the Mississippi between Confederate and Union forces at Forts Jackson and St. Philip.

Passage of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip

Depiction of the battle on the Mississippi between Confederate and Union forces at Forts Jackson and…

State house in Fredricksburg.

State House, Fredricksburg VA

State house in Fredricksburg.

Depiction of the battle of Gettysburg.

Battle of Gettysburg

Depiction of the battle of Gettysburg.

Gunboat fight during the Civil War.

Gunboat Fight

Gunboat fight during the Civil War.

(1818-1902) Soldier of the Confederacy and United States Senator from South Carolina.

Wade Hampton

(1818-1902) Soldier of the Confederacy and United States Senator from South Carolina.

(1831-1879) Soldier that joined Confederate forces.

General John B. Hood

(1831-1879) Soldier that joined Confederate forces.

(1831-1879) American soldier who resigned to serve in the Confederate Army

General John B. Hood

(1831-1879) American soldier who resigned to serve in the Confederate Army

John Bell Hood (June 1 or June 29, 1831 - August 30, 1879) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War.

John Bell Hood

John Bell Hood (June 1 or June 29, 1831 - August 30, 1879) was a Confederate general during the American…

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, who surrendered two weeks after Lee.

General Joseph E. Johnston

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, who surrendered two weeks after Lee.

(1807-1891) Soldier that fought in the Mexican War and in the Confederate side of the Civil War.

Joseph E. Johnston

(1807-1891) Soldier that fought in the Mexican War and in the Confederate side of the Civil War.

The sinking of the Alabama by the Union Kearsarge. Some Confederates aboard the Alabama escaped to England aboard the nearby British yacht Deerhound.

Kearsarge Sinking the Alabama

The sinking of the Alabama by the Union Kearsarge. Some Confederates aboard the Alabama escaped to England…

General leaving after the surrender of the American Civil War.

General Lee Leaving After the Surrender

General leaving after the surrender of the American Civil War.

Confederate General Lee surrendering to Union General Grant.

Lee Surrenders to Grant

Confederate General Lee surrendering to Union General Grant.

(1835-1905) Soldier in the Civil War for the Confederates. Governor of Virginia.

Fithugh Lee

(1835-1905) Soldier in the Civil War for the Confederates. Governor of Virginia.

(1807-1870) General and presidential advisor for the Confederacy.

Robert E. Lee

(1807-1870) General and presidential advisor for the Confederacy.

(1807-1872) Civil War Confederate General

Robert E. Lee

(1807-1872) Civil War Confederate General

Robert E. Lee, the famous Confederate general.

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee, the famous Confederate general.

Libby Prison was a Confederate Prison at Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War.

Libby Prison, Richmond

Libby Prison was a Confederate Prison at Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War.

(1821-1904) Confederate general

General James Longstreet

(1821-1904) Confederate general

Confederate and Union forces clash at Lookout Mountain.

Battle of Lookout Mountain

Confederate and Union forces clash at Lookout Mountain.

(1798-1871) American jurist and statesman and Confederate commissioner

James M. Madison

(1798-1871) American jurist and statesman and Confederate commissioner

(1826-1895) Confederate soldier and US senator from Virginia.

General William Mahone

(1826-1895) Confederate soldier and US senator from Virginia.

Stephen Russell Mallory (1813 – November 9, 1873) was a United States politician and the Confederate Secretary of the Navy during the American Civil War.

Stephen Russell Mallory

Stephen Russell Mallory (1813 – November 9, 1873) was a United States politician and the Confederate…

Scene from a Civil War Battle,.

Battle of Malvern Hill

Scene from a Civil War Battle,.

James Murray Mason (November 3, 1798 – April 28, 1871) was a United States Representative and United States Senator from Virginia.

James Murray Mason

James Murray Mason (November 3, 1798 – April 28, 1871) was a United States Representative and United…

The Mississippi at Port Hudson, Louisiana.

Mississippi at Port Hudson

The Mississippi at Port Hudson, Louisiana.

Famous Stalemate between the Monitor and Merrimac.

Moniter and Merrimac

Famous Stalemate between the Monitor and Merrimac.

Battle at Nashville between Union and Confederate forces.

Siege of Nashville

Battle at Nashville between Union and Confederate forces.

(1825-1875) American soldier serving in the Civil War as a Confederate

General Pickett

(1825-1875) American soldier serving in the Civil War as a Confederate

Fighting between Union and Confederate forces.

Battle of Pittsburg Landing

Fighting between Union and Confederate forces.

(1816-1898) Military and Political leader of Texas. He raised Confederate troops in the West

William Polk

(1816-1898) Military and Political leader of Texas. He raised Confederate troops in the West

"Gallant charge of the Sixth Regiment, United States Regular Cavalry, upon the Confederate Stuart's Cavalry- the Confederates scattered in confusion and sought safety in the woods, May 9th, 1862. At three o'clock P.M. on May 9th, 1862, eighty men of the Sixth Regular Cavalry had advanced to Slatersville, when a considerable force of the enemy was observed directly in front. The Sixth charged upon the Confederates, and obliged them to retreat precipitately. The charge made by the Federal cavalry at the commencement of the skirmish was splendidly executed, and elicited the praise of the general in command of the troops. The Confederate cavalry was advancing toward the Federals when they formed in line and waited the approach of the enemy. when he had arived sufficiently near they made dash upon him, cutting their way through the line and causing the utmost confusion to prevail, after which they returned to quarters by a road leading through the woods on the right of the enemy." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Sixth Regiment

"Gallant charge of the Sixth Regiment, United States Regular Cavalry, upon the Confederate Stuart's…

Edmund Ruffin (January 5, 1794 – June 18, 1865) was a farmer and slaveholder, a Confederate soldier, and an 1850s political activist.

Edmund Ruffin

Edmund Ruffin (January 5, 1794 – June 18, 1865) was a farmer and slaveholder, a Confederate soldier,…

Raphael Semmes (September 27, 1809 – August 30, 1877) was an officer in the United States Navy from 1826 to 1860 and the Confederate States Navy from 1860 to 1865.

Raphael Semmes

Raphael Semmes (September 27, 1809 – August 30, 1877) was an officer in the United States Navy…

"Colonel Pilson's Battery shelling the rear guard of the Confederate General Jackson's Army, at the Crossing of the Shenandoah River, Tuesday, June 3rd, 1862. As soon as colonel Pilson could bring up his guns they were unlimbered on either side of the road and opened on the Confederate batteries. Beyond the river stretched a broad plain, the further end of which sloped gradually up into an irregular eminence, along which the enemy had placed its artillery on its further side, and in the neighboring woods its troops were quietly encamped, out of range, and with the Shenandoah River in their rear were safe for the night, as they supposed. It was soon found that the distance was too great for the guns. Colonel Albert, chief of staff, was in advance, and reconnoitring the position, with a soldier's eye saw that the river bent suddenly half a mile beyond the bridge, and sent Schirmer's battery to a hill on this side, which flanked the confederate camp, and at once forced them to withdraw to a more secure position." —Leslie, 1896

Crossing of Shenandoah River

"Colonel Pilson's Battery shelling the rear guard of the Confederate General Jackson's Army, at the…

Typical Confederate Soldier dressed in full uniform with weapon.

Confederate Soldier

Typical Confederate Soldier dressed in full uniform with weapon.

An illustration of a group of confederate soldiers walking in full uniform and armed.

Confederate Soldiers

An illustration of a group of confederate soldiers walking in full uniform and armed.

(1812-1883) Vice-President of the Confederate States of America

Alexander H. Stephens

(1812-1883) Vice-President of the Confederate States of America

Confederate General in the Civil War

Stonewall Jackson

Confederate General in the Civil War

"Reconnoissance of the Confederate poistion at Strasburg, VA., by a detachment of cavalry under General Bayard, previous to its occupation by General Fremont." —Leslie, 1896

Strasburg

"Reconnoissance of the Confederate poistion at Strasburg, VA., by a detachment of cavalry under General…

Battle between Confederate and Union forces at Sudley Church.

Sherman's Brigade at Sudley Church

Battle between Confederate and Union forces at Sudley Church.