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        Leaders and Generals | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        View a gallery of Civil War leaders and generals, from the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, and the Commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, to the Commanding General of the United States Army, Ulysses S. Grant, and General George McClellan. During the years 1861-1865, the Civil War was fought in 10,000 locations across the United States, and nearly tore the country in two. The war claimed more than 600,000 lives, but it would also bring the end of slavery and introduce a new political and economic order to the country. 

        Headquarters of Union General G.L. Hartsuff | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        A group of people, some with musical instruments, gather in front of the headquarters of General George Lucas Hartsuff, Centre Hill, Petersburg, Virginia, ca. 1861-1865. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Colonel John R. Coxe at the Army of the Potomac Headquarters | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Col. John R. Coxe, A.C.S., and lady seated before his log-cabin winter quarters at Army of the Potomac headquarters, Brandy Station, Virginia, February 1864. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Lieutenant George A. Custer with Dog | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Lieutenant George A. Custer with a dog, Peninsula, Virginia, during the Peninsular Campaign, 1862. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Bomb-Proof Quarters of Major Strong | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Ttwo African American soldiers sitting in front of a bombproof structure built into a hill, Dutch Gap, Virginia, November 1864. The structure served as quarters for Major George Crockett Strong of the 16th New York Artillery. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Headquarters of General J.H.H. Ward | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Headquarters of Union General John Henry Hobart Ward, Brandy Station, Virginia, February 17, 1864. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Cottage of Colonel Nathaniel Michler, US Engineers | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Cottage of Colonel Nathaniel Michler, U.S. Engineers, at the Bryant house in Petersburg, Virginia, during the siege of Petersburg, 1865. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        General Grant's Cavalry Escort | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        A group portrait of General Grant's cavalry escort, with five buglers at left, City Point, Virginia, March, 1865. [Alternatively described as: Non-commissioned Officers of General Grant's Escort, Petersburg, 1864.] Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Portrait of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States (1861 to 1865), taken ca. 1858-1860. Photo credit: Mathew Brady (approx. 1823-1896). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Confederate General Robert E. Lee | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Confederate General Robert E. Lee, April 16, 1865 [Taken one week after surrendering the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.] Photo credit: Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Robert E. Lee | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Major General Joshua L. Chamberlain | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Union General Joshua L. Chamberlain, Mar. 29, 1865. [NOTE: image may be reversed.] Photo credit: Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.) Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Ulysses S. Grant | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, ca. 1863. Photo credit: Mathew Brady (approx. 1823-1896). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Gen. Winfield S. Hancock and Staff | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and staff of twenty-three (including Gen. Francis C. Barlow, Gen. David B. Birney, Gen. John Gibbon, Lieut. Edward Moalf), ca. 1861-1863. Photo credit: Matthew Brady (1822-1896). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division/NARA.

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        General George McClellan and Staff | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Major General George B. McClellan (second from left) poses with members of his staff. Left to right: Captain Henry Clark, General McClellan, Captain Stewart Van Vliet, and Major William Barry, ca. 1860-1870. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        President Lincoln and Gen. George B. McClellan in the General's Tent | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        President Lincoln and General George B. McClellan confer in the general's headquarters tent at Antietam, Virginia, October 3, 1862. Photographer: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        General Robert E. Lee on His War Horse, Traveller | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        General Robert E. Lee on his gray war horse, Traveller. Photographer: Michael Miley (1841-1918). Published in "The New Student's Reference Work" (1914), by Chandler B. Beach and Frank Morton McMurry.

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        Generals of the Army of the Potomac, 1863 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Generals of the Army of the Potomac: Gouverneur K. Warren, William H. French, George G. Meade, Henry J. Hunt, Andrew A. Humphreys, and George Skyes. Culpeper, Virginia, September 1863. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Portrait of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Ulysses Grant and His Family at His City Point, VA Headquarters | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        An image of Ulysses Grant, with his wife Julia Dent Grant and their son Jesse, at his City Point, Virginia headquarters. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        General Grant Working on His Memoirs | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Ulysses S. Grant and others on the porch of Drexel Cottage, his Mt. McGregor home in the Adirondacks, ca. 1885-1886. With him are Mrs. Grant and his doctors, John H. Douglas and George F. Shrady. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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