Best of Civil War Faces
Our collection of rare portraits from the American Civil War has grown so wonderfully large that we asked the donor, Tom Liljenquist, to pick out his 30 favorites as an introduction.

Only 30? Not possible. This "best of" set highlights 40 Union and 20 Confederate images that feature poignant moments, unusual weaponry and uniforms, and other special features like a musical instrument or card game.

Please take a look at the full collection of more than 1,500 photos in Flickr, too!

Lots more information about the Liljenquist Collection is also available at the Library of Congress.
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