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15 Colorized Photos So Vivid They'll Change How You See the Civil War

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Vote up the colorized photos that help bring a bygone era to life.

If you're a history buff looking to get your mind blown a little, Reddit's ColorizedHistory subreddit is the place to be. The forum is dedicated to sharing original, high-quality colorized photographs of historical black-and-white images. The colorized Civil War photos over at r/ColorizedHistory - many done by a user called zuzahin - pack a major wallop. 

There's something incredibly affecting about taking grainy, black-and-white Civil War photos from the 1860s and making them look like they're from the 1960s. It sounds silly, but you find yourself caring a lot more about the subjects in the photographs when the blood is returned to their faces and their world actually begins to resemble ours. It almost feels like time travel.

Immerse yourself in these colorful photographs, and check out more from u/zuzahin on Reddit and Facebook.

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    Private Francis Brownell, One Of The First Civil War Recipients Of A Medal Of Honor, 1865

    Private Francis Brownell, One Of The First Civil War Recipients Of A Medal Of Honor, 1865
    Photo: u/zuzahin / Reddit
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    Soldier Next To Sling Cart, Drewry's Bluff, VA, c. 1865

    Soldier Next To Sling Cart, Drewry's Bluff, VA, c. 1865
    Photo: u/zuzahin / Reddit
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    Civil War Sketch Artist, Gettysburg, July 1863

    Civil War Sketch Artist, Gettysburg, July 1863
    Photo: u/zuzahin / Reddit
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    Lincoln And General McClellan, Antietam, October 3, 1862

    Lincoln And General McClellan, Antietam, October 3, 1862
    Photo: u/zuzahin / Reddit