The Museum of the Confederacy has a large collection of photographs, many collected from Civil War battlefields. Since most of the soldiers who died in the Civil War did not carry identification, the Museum works hard to identify the people in the photographs in order to provide a more complete, personal history of the Civil War and the men who fought and died in it. While it has done a tremendous job in this mission, a handful of the photographs in its collection have left them completely stumped.
If you know anything about these people or see any kind of family resemblance, please contact the Museum by e-mail. (Note that the tone and contrast of the photos have been adjusted to make it easier to see the faces–the original photos are here.)
- Civil War Photos: Help Sought to Solve Old Mystery (abcnews.go.com)
- Haunting, Mysterious Photos From The Civil War (buzzfeed.com)
- Help sought to solve Civil War photo mystery – msnbc.com (blog) (photoblog.msnbc.msn.com)