Civil War Boys

Gorgeous golden boys of the American Civil War—Union vs. Confederate. Warm up to their woolen jackets, brass buttons, and rosy cheeks. Watch out, they’re packin’ heat!

Young soldier in Confederate uniform and South Carolina forage cap with Palmetto insignia.

Young African American soldier in Union uniform.

Young soldier in Union uniform and forage cap with revolver.

Young soldier in 5th New Hampshire Infantry uniform and whipple excelsior hat with bayoneted musket.

Young soldier in Confederate uniform and Hardee hat with holstered revolver and artillery saber.

Young soldiers in Union uniforms in front of painted backdrop showing military camp.

Young soldier in Union coat.

via Library of Congress, Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs