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A civil war, also known as an intrastate war in polemology, is a war between organized groups within the same state or country. The aim of one side may be to take control of the country or a region, to achieve independence for a region or to change government policies. The term is a calque of Latin bellum civile which was used to refer to the various civil wars of the Roman Republic in the 1st century BC.

Most modern civil wars involve intervention by outside powers. According to Patrick M. Regan in his book Civil Wars and Foreign Powers (2000) about two thirds of the 138 intrastate conflicts between the end of World War II and 2000 saw international intervention, with the United States intervening in 35 of these conflicts.

A civil war is a high-intensity conflict, often involving regular armed forces, that is sustained, organized and large-scale. Civil wars may result in large numbers of casualties and the consumption of significant resources.

Civil wars since the end of World War II have lasted on average just over four years, a dramatic rise from the one-and-a-half-year average of the 1900–1944 period. While the rate of emergence of new civil wars has been relatively steady since the mid-19th century, the increasing length of those wars has resulted in increasing numbers of wars ongoing at any one time. For example, there were no more than five civil wars underway simultaneously in the first half of the 20th century while there were over 20 concurrent civil wars close to the end of the Cold War. Since 1945, civil wars have resulted in the deaths of over 25 million people, as well as the forced displacement of millions more. Civil wars have further resulted in economic collapse; Somalia, Burma (Myanmar), Uganda and Angola are examples of nations that were considered to have had promising futures before being engulfed in civil wars.

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Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1597..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Selected service members from Maine and Alabama gather

Selected service members from Maine and Alabama gather

Selected service members from Maine and Alabama gather in Gettysburg, Pa. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, units from the two states who share the lineage of these earlier ... More

A fresh Maine balsam wreath adorns the monument to

A fresh Maine balsam wreath adorns the monument to

A fresh Maine balsam wreath adorns the monument to the 5th Maine Battery on cemetery ridge as it stands watch over the Gettysburg battlefield July 15. Similar wreaths lay on every monument to honor fallen Maine... More

Mrs. Baldwin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Baldwin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Baldwin..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1681..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2601..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Mrs. Glenmurry. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Glenmurry. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Glenmurry..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2269..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brad... More

Camp scene, ladies in camp. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Camp scene, ladies in camp. Female portrait of American Civil War time...

Original Caption: Camp scene, ladies in camp..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2732..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photog... More

Christine Neilson. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Christine Neilson. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathe...

Original Caption: Christine Neilson..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2293..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: B... More

Mrs. Duzenberry. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Duzenberry. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Duzenberry..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1657..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Bra... More

Mrs. Roberts. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Roberts. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Roberts..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3266..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Miss Bradon. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Bradon. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brad...

Original Caption: Miss Bradon..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1720..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Mrs. Shannon. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Shannon. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Shannon..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1649..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Mrs. Murray. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Murray. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Murray..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1606..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Miss F. Drumming. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss F. Drumming. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew...

Original Caption: Miss F. Drumming..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1694..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Br... More

Mrs. Kinsella. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Kinsella. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Kinsella..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1628..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Mrs. S. A. Hare. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. S. A. Hare. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. S.A. Hare..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1735..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brad... More

Mrs. Conlin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Conlin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Conlin..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2274..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Mrs. Rawson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Rawson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Rawson..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1741..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Sister Jachim. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Sister Jachim. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Br...

Original Caption: Sister Jachim..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1622..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Brevet Brigadier General John E. Mulford, Colonel of 3rd New York Infantry, with His Wife and Mr. and Mrs. William Allen. This Picture was Taken on the Porch of Mr. Allen's House at Richmond, Virginia.

Brevet Brigadier General John E. Mulford, Colonel of 3rd New York Infa...

Original Caption: Bvt. Brig. Gen. John E. Mulford, Col. of 3rd N.Y. Inf., with his wife and Mr. and Mrs. William Allen. This picture was taken on the porch of Mr. Allen's house at Richmond, Va..U.S. National Ar... More

Mrs. Notman. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Notman. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Notman..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1650..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Miss Mary Glenmurry. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Mary Glenmurry. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mat...

Original Caption: Miss Mary Glenmurry..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1725..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer:... More

Miss Clara Barton. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Clara Barton. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathe...

Original Caption: Miss Clara Barton..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1857..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: B... More

Mrs. Weinburg. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Weinburg. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Weinburg..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1664..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Mrs. Hogan. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Hogan. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Hogan..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1647..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, M... More

Miss Lawrence. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Lawrence. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Br...

Original Caption: Miss Lawrence..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1746..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Mrs. Draper. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Draper. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Draper..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1611..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Mrs. Chapin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Chapin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Chapin..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1638..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Janauschek, Actress. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Janauschek, Actress. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mat...

Original Caption: Janauschek, Actress..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3247..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer:... More

Miss Gates. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Gates. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady...

Original Caption: Miss Gates..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2277..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, M... More

Mrs. Skiddy. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Skiddy. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Skiddy..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3273..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Miss Rousvert. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Rousvert. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Br...

Original Caption: Miss Rousvert..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3587..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Miss Ida Williams. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Ida Williams. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathe...

Original Caption: Miss Ida Williams..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2302..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: B... More

Miss Bateman. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Bateman. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Bra...

Original Caption: Miss Bateman..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1616..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Plan for defending Lexington, when there was only four hours to do it in, from an attack of infantry on the south, east, & west side, the north side open for the retreat and the mill houses fortified to protect the bridge.
Diagram showing the Position of Our Works at and about Brashear City, from Surveys and Notes by Maj. A. Elfield and Capt. H. L. Wheeler with additions by B. Von Reizenstein, del.
Tracing Copy (Captured form Rebels). Portions of Penna. and Maryland [and West Virginia].
Mrs. Landkul. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Landkul. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Landkul..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1640..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Mrs. De Lauterette. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. De Lauterette. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. De Lauterette..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1692..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: ... More

Actors. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Actors. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Actors..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2572..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathe... More

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2218..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Mrs. Seabury. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Seabury. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Seabury..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1605..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Mrs. J. Dooley. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. J. Dooley. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. J. Dooley..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1661..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brad... More

Mrs. Stetson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Stetson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Stetson..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1688..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Miss or Mrs. C. D. Lounds

Miss or Mrs. C. D. Lounds

Original Caption: Miss or Mrs. C.D. Lounds..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1637..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photogra... More

Mrs. W. J. Nurus. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. W. J. Nurus. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. W. J. Nurus..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1641..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Br... More

Mrs. Nichols. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Nichols. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Nichols..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1708..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Miss or Mrs. Marble. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Miss or Mrs. Marble. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Miss or Mrs. Marble..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1666..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer:... More

Mrs. Calvern. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Calvern. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Calvern..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1733..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Miss Gottschalk, Actress. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Gottschalk, Actress. Female portrait of American Civil War time b...

Original Caption: Miss Gottschalk, Actress..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1648..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photogra... More

Map of Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Compiled under the Direction of Col. George Thom, A.D.C. & Chief of Topl. Engineers, Dept. of the Mississippi.
Topl. Map of Warrington and Vicinity. Compiled & drawn by C. Spangenberg, Asst. Engr

Topl. Map of Warrington and Vicinity. Compiled & drawn by C. Spangenbe...

This map of Warrington is for the state of Florida. Civil War

Miss Murtz. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Murtz. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady...

Original Caption: Miss Murtz..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1623..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, M... More

Miss Walton. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Walton. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brad...

Original Caption: Miss Walton..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2260..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Mrs. Murtha. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Murtha. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Murtha..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1698..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Mrs. W. Boker. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. W. Boker. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. W. Boker..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1667..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Miss Mali. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Mali. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Miss Mali..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3620..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Ma... More

Mrs. Hastings. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Hastings. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Hastings..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2273..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Mrs. Bradon. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Bradon. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Bradon..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1739..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Miss Reynaud. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Reynaud. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Bra...

Original Caption: Miss Reynaud..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3623..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Mrs. Orton. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Orton. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Orton..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1682..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, M... More

Topographical Sketch of the Battle Field of Stone [sic] River by Capt. Francis Mohrhardt, Top. Eng. of Gen. Sheridan's Div.
Miss or Mrs. Whiting, N.J.. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Miss or Mrs. Whiting, N.J.. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Neg...

Original Caption: Miss or Mrs. Whiting, N.J...U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3621..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photog... More

Mrs. Logan. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Logan. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Logan..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2762..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, M... More

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2219..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1663..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Mrs. H. J. Rogers. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. H. J. Rogers. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. H.J. Rogers..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1719..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Br... More

Mrs. George Stephenson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. George Stephenson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negativ...

Original Caption: Mrs. George Stephenson..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2262..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photograph... More

Mrs. Stuyvesant. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Stuyvesant. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Stuyvesant..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2230..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Bra... More

Miss Webb. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Webb. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Miss Webb..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3618..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Ma... More

Mrs. Manning. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Manning. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Manning..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1687..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Mrs. Watkins. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Watkins. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Watkins..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1683..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Mrs. Peet. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Peet. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Peet..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1646..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Ma... More

Miss Rice. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Rice. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Miss Rice..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2228..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Ma... More

Miss Hose. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Hose. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Miss Hose..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1693..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Ma... More

Mrs. Campbell. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Campbell. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Campbell..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1608..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Miss Perkinson. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Perkinson. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew B...

Original Caption: Miss Perkinson..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1740..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brad... More

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2600..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Miss Outwater. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Outwater. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Br...

Original Caption: Miss Outwater..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1601..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Gen. Louis D. Watkins and wife

Gen. Louis D. Watkins and wife

Original Caption: Gen. Louis D. Watkins and wife..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2715..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Ph... More

Miss Pruyn. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Pruyn. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady...

Original Caption: Miss Pruyn..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1715..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, M... More

Mrs. O'Malley. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. O'Malley. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. O'Malley..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2261..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Mrs. Leon Lille. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Leon Lille. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Leon Lille..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3275..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Bra... More

Miss Isherwood, or Miss Sherwood. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Isherwood, or Miss Sherwood. Female portrait of American Civil Wa...

Original Caption: Miss Isherwood, or Miss Sherwood..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1703..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..... More

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2217..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Mrs. N. Davis. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. N. Davis. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. N. Davis..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1690..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

R. Mead, portrait of a child

R. Mead, portrait of a child

Original Caption: R. Mead, portrait of a child..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3615..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Phot... More

Tinnie Clafin, Wall Street broker. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Tinnie Clafin, Wall Street broker. Female portrait of American Civil W...

Original Caption: Tinnie Clafin, Wall Street broker..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2267..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111).... More

Battlefield of Pleasant Hill. Surveyed and Drawn by Lt. S. E. McGregory By Order of Maj. D. C. Houston, Chief Engineers, D.O.G. [Department of the Gulf].
Mrs. B. Smith. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. B. Smith. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Smith, B. [Mrs.]..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1669..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Br... More

Mrs. Henry J. Scudder. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Henry J. Scudder. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative...

Original Caption: Mrs. Henry J. Scudder..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3609..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographe... More

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2270..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Map of Red River and the Country South [and east of Alexandria]. Surveyed under the direction of Capt. E. Gottheil, Chief Engineer, Dist. Wesn. La., Head Quarters, Engineer Department, Dist. Western Louisiana.
Master Shropshire. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Master Shropshire. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathe...

Original Caption: Master Shropshire..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2234..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: B... More

Mrs. John Callahan. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. John Callahan. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. John Callahan..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1598..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: ... More

Mrs. Chapin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Chapin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Chapin..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1699..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Miss Pruyn. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Pruyn. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady...

Original Caption: Miss Pruyn..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1716..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, M... More

Mrs. L. D. Wilson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. L. D. Wilson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. L.D. Wilson..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1738..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Br... More

Agnes Robinson, actress. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Agnes Robinson, actress. Female portrait of American Civil War time by...

Original Caption: Agnes Robinson, actress..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2585..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photograp... More

Sister M. M. Joseph. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Sister M. M. Joseph. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mat...

Original Caption: Sister M.M. Joseph..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1609..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: ... More

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