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Time you enjoy wasting: Go ahead and spend 10 minutes to see these amazing Civil War photos brought to life with color.

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
October 8th, 2013
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

There is a community of online photo enthusiasts dedicated to colorizing historic photos for modern eyes. Working in the Reddit community, these colorizers have recently brought civil war photographs into vivid detail.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Until recently, the only way to catch the Civil War in color was to see a movie or watch a live reenactment. Now, a subreddit community on the Reddit website is working to turn historic sepia-toned Civil War era images to full color.

If the images were amazing in black and white, they stand ever more boldly in full color. Two particular users have been identified by the Daily mail and Business Insider as being "particularly prolific," Mads Dahl Madsen, 19, from Denmark and Jordan J. Loyd, 27, from England.

The two men have worked together obtaining images from the U.S. Library of Congress and colorizing them. The work is very painstaking requiring that each blade of grass be individually treated.

Have a look at the images below, they're a real treat to all, and doubly so to Civil War buffs.

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