War Photographs Taken on the Battlefields of the Civil War

War Photographs Taken on the Battlefields of the Civil War

by Mathew B. Brady, Alexander Gardner
     
 

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Fought over the course of four years, the Civil War pitted countrymen against countrymen, North versus South, friend against friend, and brother against brother. The photographs within these pages document the war that united America as one.

These rare shots were taken in the middle of the battlefield during the earliest days of photography. Selected from a

Overview

Fought over the course of four years, the Civil War pitted countrymen against countrymen, North versus South, friend against friend, and brother against brother. The photographs within these pages document the war that united America as one.

These rare shots were taken in the middle of the battlefield during the earliest days of photography. Selected from a collection of seven thousand original negatives, these historic photos capture nearly every aspect of Civil War life. Among these photos are images of camps sprawling across acres, soldiers at their battlements, firing of heavy artillery, the aftermath of battle, and the terror that these young men faced. See first-hand of Union and Confederate officers strategizing their next moves, and Abraham Lincoln addressing his Union commanders.

Originally released from the private collection of Edward Bailey Eaton in 1907, this edition is a must have for any Civil War buff or historian. No collection can be considered complete without these photographs by Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner, as well as the meticulous passages that put the images in illuminating context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620876442
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
421,671
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 15.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mathew Brady was one of the most accomplished American photographers of the 19th century who gained notoriety for his documentation of the American Civil War and his portraits of Presidents and celebrities. Because of the nature of his work, he is widely considered the father of photo journalism.

Alexander Gardner was a Scottish born photographer best known for documenting the American Civil War, his photographs of President Abraham Lincoln, and images of the conspirators in Lincoln’s assassination and their execution which were put to publication by Harper’s Weekly. Much of his prodigious output during the American Civil War is misattributed to Matthew Brady, however negatives discovered in 1893, some years after Gardner’s death, sparked a renewed interest in his work.

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