A Collection of Pictures from the Battle of Gettysburgby Alexander Gardner
Without question, the most famous battle of the Civil War took place outside of the small town of Gettysburg from July 1-3, 1863. Over those three days, nearly 8,000 would die, over 30,000 would be casualties, and the most
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*Includes nearly 35 pictures taken at Gettysburg in the days after the fighting and 12 pictures of important generals who fought there.
Without question, the most famous battle of the Civil War took place outside of the small town of Gettysburg from July 1-3, 1863. Over those three days, nearly 8,000 would die, over 30,000 would be casualties, and the most famous attack of the war, Pickett’s Charge, would fail Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.
The South would go on to lose the war, and when it did, the importance of Gettysburg as one of the “high tide” marks of the Confederacy became apparent, making the battle all the more important. Former Confederate comrades like James Longstreet and Jubal Early would go on to argue who was responsible for the loss at Gettysburg in the following decades.
In the immediate aftermath however, Gettysburg and the surrounding area had to deal with the carnage and devastation left from the battle. With the armies leaving the area in the days after the fighting, people came to care for the wounded and bury the dead. At the same time, the magnitude of the clash attracted photojournalists, who took pictures of the battlefield so soon after the fighting that many of the corpses were still on the field.
A Collection of Pictures from the Battle of Gettysburg is a collection of nearly 35 pictures taken on the battlefield in the days after the fighting. Mostly taken by Alexander Gardner and Timothy H. O’Sullivan, the pictures include scenes from famous battlefield spots like Little Round Top and the Wheatfield, pictures of soldiers still on the field and being buried, important terrain, the headquarters of Meade and Lee, famous “hero” Robert Burns, and more. It also includes a dozen pictures of several important generals who fought the battle.
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