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After four years of war, the Confederates surrendered to the United States in April 1865.  Pictured: the Union Army marches into Washington DC in 1865.

CONFEDERATES SURRENDER After four years of war, the Confederates surrendered to the United States in April Pictured: the Union Army marches into Washington DC in Civil War in color photos

Union Army General Samuel Heintzelman inspects wreckage of horses and carts during the Civil War. During the long-running conflict, he was a prominent figure i rising to the command of a corps

The Civil War in color: Heroic scenes brought to life

The Civil War in color photos © Lindy Powers/Getty Images General Heintzelman Union Army General Samuel Heintzelman inspects wreckage. Heintzelman was a prominent figure in the early months of the war, rising to the command of a corps.

Union - General George Gordon Meade (31 December 1815 - 6 November 1872) was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer involved in coastal construction, including several lighthouses. He fought with distinction in the Second Seminole War and Mexican-American War. During the American Civil War he served as a Union general, rising from command of a brigade to the Army of the Potomac. He is best known for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in…

Union Major General George Gordon Meade - commanded the Union army in victory at the battle of Gettysburg

Old Capitol Prison during the Civil War

The Old Brick Capitol in Washington, D., served as temporary Capitol of the United States from 1815 to and became the Old Capitol Prison during the American Civil War. Razed in its site is now occupied by the U.

Major General George E. Pickett, C.S.A. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Major General George E. Pickett, of the Confederate States of America; Most famous for "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg 1863

United States Civil War,Bottle with Union soldier's prison ration of grits.

United States Civil War,Bottle with Union soldier's prison ration of grits. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

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