These Civil War Stereographs Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind

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The Library of Congress has a collection of Civil War stereographs like you wouldn't believe.

Below, 10 of the sterographs in gif form:

"A muss at headquarters" April 1863. Credit: James F. Gibson / Library of Congress

Falmouth, Va. Lord Abinger and group at headquarters, Army of the Potomac, April 1863. Credit: James F. Gibson / Library of Congress


Yorktown, Va. 13-inch seacoast mortars of Federal Battery No. 4 with officers of 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, May 1862. Credit: James F. Gibson / Library of Congress


Savannah, Ga. Sherman's troops removing ammunition from Fort McAllister in wheelbarrows, Dec. 1864. Credit: Sam A. Cooley / Library of Congress


Fair Oaks, Va. Gen. George Stoneman, U.S.A. June, 1862. Credit: James F. Gibson / Library of Congress


"War views -- Army of the Potomac -- the way they cook dinner in camp". Between 1861 - 1865. Credit: Library of Congress


Atlanta, Ga. Federal officers standing in front of house in 1864. Credit: George N. Barnard / Library of Congress


Charleston, S.C. Ruins of Cathedral of St. John and St. Finbar and Secession Hall in April 1865. Credit: George N. Barnard / Library of Congress


Circular Church, St. Philip's Church, and Secession Hall in Charleston, S.C. 1865. Credit: George N. Barnard / Library of Congress


General Grant and his war horse, June 1864. Credit: Library of Congress

CORRECTION: The headline of this piece has been updated to reflect these are stereographs.

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