Virginia at War Barely 20 miles south of Washington, invaders encountered their first formidable river. Confederates saw these rivers as natural barriers, ready-made for defense. These Confederate soldiers posed defiantly for a camera across the Rappahannock River from their position at Fredericksburg.
This picture was taken in 1864, during the Civil War. It shows a fortified bridge over the Cumberland river near Nashville, Tennessee. Perhaps similar to the bridge that Ambrose Bierce described in his story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."
Monument to the 72nd Pennsylvania at The Angle - Gettysburg
"Confederate flag flying over Fort Sumter in Charleston South Carolina Harbor - April 1861" -- Click through for a remarkable collection of "Real Photographs of Charleston SC Forts, Cannons and Ruins" from the Civil War years. Find more here: http://www.civil-war.net/searchphotos.asp?searchphotos=Charleston,%20SC