Tough-Looking Civil War Soldiers

In most Civil War portraits, the soldiers just look like confused kids. But then there are others who you can absolutely tell are rough-souled killers. I find this to be especially the case on the Union side since the North drafted scoundrels and saints alike. On top of this you’ve got career military guys who made a living out of being hard-asses. Here are some historical photographs of Civil War men who look real mean. My sole criterion when I was choosing these is whether or not I would be afraid to get in a fight with the guy in the picture…

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