Slave quarters on a plantation, possibly in Beaufort, S.C.

Slave Quarters on a Plantation

Slave quarters on a plantation, possibly in Beaufort, South Carolina. The photograph is by Mathew Brady and has a copyright date of 1862.

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

 

Shaw Memorial, Boston

[Shaw Memorial, Boston]

Shaw Memorial, Boston

The Shaw Memorial is located in Boston Common. It is a beautiful monument that commemorates Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, commanding officer of the Massachusetts 54th Colored Regiment, and the officers and troops of the regiment. Shaw is depicted on horseback; black soldiers are depicted in three rows of bas relief, giving an illusion of depth. Above them all is an angel of death and the words “omnia relinquit servare rempublicam”, loosely translated “he gave everything to preserve the republic.”