Fort Sumner, near Fair Oaks, June 1862.

[Fort Sumner (misspelled Sumter on the card), near Fair Oaks, June 1862. A sharp fight occurred at this place within five minutes after this photograph was made. Cannoneers are hurrying to the guns as alarm is sounding]

Fort Sumner (misspelled Sumter on the card), near Fair Oaks, June 1862. A sharp fight occurred at this place within five minutes after this photograph was made. Cannoneers are hurrying to the guns as alarm is sounding

June 29, 1862

Battle of Savage’s Station: Confederate Troops under Brigadier General John B. Magruder attack a rearguard of retreating Union troops. The result of the battle is inconclusive, and the Union continues its retreat toward the James River in Virginia.

June 27, 1862

The Seven Days Battles continue with the Battle of Gaines’ Mill. Although suffering heavy casualties, the Confederates are victorious, and the Union army under Major General George B. McClellan abandons his advance on Richmond and begins to retreat.

3D Civil War photographs

Here are some 3D images of the Civil War. I created these from stereo cards, some of which were in my own collection but most of which were from the Library of Congress’ collection. In order to view these, you’ll need a pair of red-cyan 3-D glasses. You may already have a pair, or if not you can find some inexpensive 3D glasses on Amazon.com.  Note that, being up to 150 years old, some of the images are not perfect. Enjoy!

If you’re interested in seeing more such images, please leave a comment and let us know.  Thanks!

Savage Station, Virginia, June 27, 1862

Savage Station, Virginia, June 27, 1862

A group of contrabands

A group of contrabands

1908 view of wall charged by Pickett at Round Top, Gettysburg

1908 view of wall charged by Pickett at Round Top, Gettysburg

Interior view of the Rebel works in front of Petersburg

Interior view of the Rebel works in front of Petersburg

Wounded trees at Gettysburg

Wounded trees at Gettysburg

View on the Lynchburg Canal, Richmond

View on the Lynchburg Canal, Richmond

Negro family coming into the Union lines, January 1, 1863

Negro family coming into the Union lines, January 1, 1863

North wall of Fort Sumter

North wall of Fort Sumter

Railroad track destroyed by Sherman's men during the "March to the Sea"

Railroad track destroyed by Sherman's men during the "March to the Sea"

Great Union meeting in Union Square

Great Union meeting in Union Square