By Christian Chavez. I chose my theme to be over the American Civil War. I included these photographs and paintings because they displayed the aftermaths of the war and how it led to the soldiers death. Also, how Abraham Lincoln had played a major significance in these horrific events. One of these events was at the Battle of Antietam. This event was one of the bloodiest events in American History. The American Civil War was one of the most important events in the United States. This event marked where the Southern States had finally given up freedom to African Americans. The photographs shown are very gruesome because some are wounded soldiers and some events were very catastrophic. They display great themes about the horrendous battle.