[Dead soldiers lying side by side in a field]
Photograph shows dead Confederate soldiers at the southwestern edge of the Rose Woods, probably on July 5th or 6th, 1863 (Source: Early photography at Gettysburg / by William A. Frassanito. Gettysburg, Pa. : Thomas Publications, c1995, page 342).
Title devised by Library staff.
Forms part of: Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
During the Civil War, photographers produced thousands of stereoviews. Stereographs were popular during American Civil War. A single glass plate negative capture both images using a Stereo camera. Prints from these negatives were intended to be looked at with a special viewer called a stereoscope, which created a three-dimensional ("3-D") image. This collection includes glass stereograph negatives, as well as stereograph card prints.