This is a pretty incredible story, and must have been pretty cool to be the guy that unearthed all of these previously unseen photos.
Terrance Faulk is an art researcher and historian that specializes on forgotten or overlooked American artists. While researching a Civil War artist by the name of Alfred Waud, he tracked down his descendants in Vermont and came across this remarkable discovery. Read the article for the full story.
*story from PetaPixel and written by Terrance Faulk
Here are a couple photos from the story to entice you even more: