[Read] ➯ Faces of the Civil War An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories Author Ronald S. Coddington – E17streets4all.co.uk Before going off to fight in the Civil War many soldiers on both sides of the conflict posed for a carte de visite or visiting card to give to their families friends or sweethearts Invented in 1854 by Before going off to fight in the Civil the Civil Kindle Ð War many soldiers on both sides of the conflict posed for a carte de visite or visiting card to give to their families friends or sweethearts Invented in by a French photographer the carte de visite was a small photographic print roughly the size of a modern trading card The format arrived in America on the eve of the Civil War which fueled intense demand for the convenient and affordable keepsakes Considerable numbers of these portrait cards of Civil War soldiers survive today but the experiences—and often the names—of the individuals portrayed have been lost to time A passionate collector of Civil War–era photography Ron Coddington became intrigued by these anonymous faces and began to research the history of the Civil PDF/EPUB » behind them in military records pension files and other public and personal documentsIn Faces of the Civil War Coddington presents cartes de visite of Union soldiers from his collection and tells the stories of their lives during and after the war The soldiers portrayed were wealthy and poor educated and unschooled native born and immigrant urban and rural All were volunteers Their personal stories reveal a tremendous diversity in their experience of war many served with distinction some were captured some never saw combat while others saw little else The lives of those who survived the war were even disparate While some made successful transitions back to civilian life others suffered permanent physical and mental disabilities which too often wrecked their families and careers In compelling words and haunting pictures Faces of the Civil War offers a uniue perspective on the most dramatic and wrenching period in American history.
- 280 pages
- Faces of the Civil War An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories
- Ronald S. Coddington
- 12 June 2014 Ronald S. Coddington