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This body of work is part of the CIVIL WAR SAVANNAH book series. The title, A Terrible Beauty, comes from a line in a William B. Yeats poem, Easter,1916 which is about the Irish struggle for independence. Today many of these Civil War sites are peaceful, quiet and beautiful but that was not the case from April of 1861 to April of 1865.

Many of these sites are in danger of being lost to development and the hope is that the photographs will help people reflect on the past and want to help preserve these places for future generations. The Civil War Sesquicentennial is not a celebration but rather a time for reflection on what was a national tragedy.