Slave quarters Smiths Plantation, Port Royal, South Carolina

In early December I noted the release of the Atlantic’s Civil War 150th anniversary commemoration issue, which can still be purchased on newsstands and through Amazon for your Kindle by the way. This week the magazine’s online version has posted what the editors believe are the fifty most powerful images from the commemorative issue. It is hard to disagree.

(image/Timothy H. O’Sullivan;Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society)