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APRIL 12, 1861: The Civil War BeginsOn this day in 1861, the Civil War began with the Confederate army’s attack on Union-controlled Fort Sumter in South Carolina. “Send me your picture” was a common refrain in letters to soldiers from the homefront. The soldiers obliged often sending carte de viste photographs - so-called because they were the size of visiting cards.For more portraits of soldiers, visit Ken Burns’s companion site for his award-wining documentary, The Civil War.
Photos (clockwise): boy soldier, Pvt. Philip Carper (C.S.A), unknown Confederate soldier,  Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

APRIL 12, 1861: The Civil War Begins

On this day in 1861, the Civil War began with the Confederate army’s attack on Union-controlled Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

“Send me your picture” was a common refrain in letters to soldiers from the homefront. The soldiers obliged often sending carte de viste photographs - so-called because they were the size of visiting cards.

For more portraits of soldiers, visit Ken Burns’s companion site for his award-wining documentary, The Civil War.

Photos (clockwise): boy soldier, Pvt. Philip Carper (C.S.A), unknown Confederate soldier,  Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

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