Great Photographs of the Civil War
Great Photographs of the Civil War brings together in one volume the most evocative Civil War photographs ever published. The images--selected by Time Life editors from thousands of photographs preserved in museums and collections around the country--tell the epic story of a nation divided. Reflected here are the tireless efforts of pioneering photographers who used heavy equipment and portable darkrooms mounted on wagon beds to record this fateful struggle. The editors have assembled 300 gripping images, some of them recognized classics and others rarely seen, into 20 chronological photo essays. Here, the crucial events of the war, from the bloodiest day at Antietam and the Confederate high tide at Gettysburg to the battles for Atlanta and the climactic siege of Petersburg, are conveyed with power and precision in the defining photographs of the conflict that redefined our nation.
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Introduction Americas First Photojournalists
The Two Americas
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Abraham Lincoln Alexander Gardner Alexander Gardner photograph Ambrose Burnside ambrotypes Antietam April artillery assault Atlanta atop attack Battery battle Battle of Antietam Battle of Fredericksburg battlefield blockade Brady bridge Brigadier Bull Run Burnside camera camp campaign Captain captured cartes de visite cavalry Chancellorsville Chattanooga Church Civil Colonel command Confederacy Confederate Confederate dead Confederate soldiers Corps Creek Cumberland darkroom drill evacuated Federal army Federal soldiers Federal troops field fighting fire Fort Sumter Fredericksburg George Georgia Gettysburg Grant guard guns Harpers Ferry headquarters House images Infantry ironclads James River John July Lee's Lieutenant Massaponax Mathew McClellan military Mississippi North Northern Virginia officers Pennsylvania Petersburg photograph pontoon portrait pose Potomac President prisoners rail railroad Rappahannock Rappahannock River Rebel regiment Richmond rifle Sergeant Sherman siege South Carolina Southern Spotsylvania Stafford Heights stand Stonewall Jackson studio Sumter Tennessee Timothy O'Sullivan USS Carondelet Vicksburg victory volunteers wagons Washington wounded wrote Yankee York Zouave