Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera presents the dramatic imagery of nineteenth-century Americana as experienced from the social, military, and political perspectives. This database provides a visual history of the Civil War with images of camp and battle experiences of Union and Confederate soldiers of all ranks. It also features images of hospitals, prisons, the home front, and civilian life. Many of the images in the collection were captured by famous and lesser-known photographers. Additionally, graphical content such as envelopes, song sheets, recruiting posters, imprints, and cartoons give users the ability to research how Americans illustrated their times. All images are organized around key broad subject areas, and each image contains a short contextual note and is indexed by fields, such as photographer, year, and setting. The database currently holds over 12,200 images but will contain 50,000 images when the project is completed.