Images Of North And South Civil War Veterans Show Power Of Reconciliation

“The greatest parade in American history has finally come to an end. The Grand Army of the Republic has marched … Continued

“The greatest parade in American history has finally come to an end. The Grand Army of the Republic has marched off to join the shadows and no matter how long the nation exists there will never be anything quite like it again,” reads a quote from Time Magazine, referring to the last of America’s Civil War veterans.

A collection of photos from the 1890s to the 1950s posted on Mashable.com show men in uniforms of blue and grey, from days of bygone youth, standing shoulder to shoulder with those they waged a bloody and brutal war with decades earlier.

These images offer tangible proof that divides broadened by bloodshed can be mended with time and good will.

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