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The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of
Mathew B. Brady,
and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects.
The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.
An additional two hundred autographed portraits of army and navy officers,
politicians, and cultural figures can be seen in the Civil War
photograph album, ca. 1861-65. (James Wadsworth Family Papers). The full
album pages are displayed as well as the front and verso of each carte de
visite, revealing studio logos, addresses, and other imprint information on the
approximately twenty photographers represented in the album.
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Time Line of The Civil War, 1861-1865
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