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Civil War Photo's

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by bunk22, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. concretefuzzynuts

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    AWESOME photos sir. Hats off from the south.
     

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    Thanks for sharing. I went through all three sites and then I finally realized the images are clickable. Pretty cool, but why did they do it like that?
     
  3. G17Jake

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    Very interesting. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for the links, bunk22!
     
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    Amazing photos.
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    We did some reproductions of Matthew Bradys work in the Naval Academy Photo lab in the early sixties. They were from 4x5 lantern slides, his originals They were extremely detailed, one was showing union troops getting on trains. His work was excellent.
     
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    Great pictures.

    It's amazing how the Yankees were able to erase the memory of this war and the terrible aftermath of "reconstruction". Many say that, unlike Europeans for example, Americans have never experienced war on their own soil. But this is obviously incorrect. Rarely in history, however, has the collective memory of war and occupation been so completely erased. An example of how inaccurate 'history' can be -- written, as it is, by the victors.
     
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    Awesome pics, thanks for sharing.
     
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    You're blaming popular culture's indifference of history as some kind of Yankee conspiracy? HH
     
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    Yes, they've erased it. There is nowhere to be found a book in a library/bookstore, nary a college class about US History, even managed to keep the History Channel (among others) from showing anything about the Civil War. And yet, somehow, perhaps in some mission impossible type operation, the Atlantic magazine - based in Washington, DC (Yankee Central) - has gotten its hands on photos from the war that never happened. Wow. :upeyes:
     
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    C'mon, Ragnar...everyone knows that Brady used PhotoShop! HH
     
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    Most of the glass plate negatives of the war were cleaned off and used for windows on green houses or homes with no print ever being made.

    Thanks for posting. We are lucky these survived.
     
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    Thanks Bunk. Great stuff. :thumbsup:
     
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    VERY nice photos. Most of the time when you see them they are tiny, blury, very old looking photos. Those are very clear, large, clean photos.

    I think of the civil war and how long ago it was. The blurry photos usually seen make ti look that much older. However, these photos, the war doesn't look so old and ancient. They had some modern equipment and some technology. Looks like it wasn't long ago at all. Also, you can really see the people, and that drives it home. They aren't any different than us. We like to think of ourselves as "evolved" I guess but honestly, those people are just as much us as we are. They just lived in a different time than us. It sees you can see their personalities, and you know they are all long gone.

    War really doesn't change much. It's fought much the same way. What's funny is that although we have more deadly weapons, war was more deadly back then. Today we dedicate to getting the wounded off the battlefield and get them to a hospital where they can put back together someone that is half blown apart. Back then, there weren't really any ways to get off the battlefield. Trying to get a wounded man off the field would just get you cut up. Battles were long and suffering men often just slowly died on the field. Even if they could get you off the field, not much they could do for you. Even a small srapnel wound that wasn't even debilitating could end up getting infected and take your life. Soldiers today might be more muscular and larger, but I bet those soldiers in those pics were a tougher and had more guts. You would have to. Then they went home to a changed world and a world that didn't understand PTSD, because that wasn't reconized until after WWI. Once again, I think life was much harder and people were just tougher and mentally stronger.
     
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    Preach it barbredwire.....read the books.

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