Photograph shows Abraham Lincoln at Antietam, Maryland, on Friday, October 3, 1862; Lincoln is posed standing by a chair and facing McClellan with other Union Army officers grouped outside a tent. From left to ... more
Photograph showing a group of men and women, including Union army officers' family members, on the porch of a house owned by Mrs. Lee. The two officers were members of the staff of Gen. McClellan and Gen. Burnside.
White soldier sitting facing young black servant, who is holding bottle and cake(?), with two other soldiers sitting and one standing in front of two tents.
The Battle of Antietam (named after a creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland) occurred on September 17, 1862, and was known as the "bloodiest single day of the war." More than 26,000 soldiers on both sides were wounde... more
Two weeks after he recorded the carnage at Antietam, Alexander Gardner returned to the battlefield to photograph the visit of President Abraham Lincoln. The president made the seventy-mile journey to Maryland t... more
This photograph of the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg appears in the two-volume opus Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War (1865-66). Gardner's publication is egalitarian. Offended by Brady's hab... more
Photograph showing a group of officers at Fairfax courthouse including: Major Ludlow, Lt. Rosencranz, Count Zeppalin, Lt. Colonel Dickinson, and Ulric Dahlgren.
Photo shows Clerk D.W. Middleton, Associate Justices Davis [misspelled on photo as Davies], Swayne, Grier [misspelled on photo as Greer], Wayne, Nelson, Clifford, Miller, Field, and Chief Justice Chase
Photograph showing a pontoon bridge connecting one side of the North Anna River in Virginia with the Union Army camp after their defeat of the Confederates.
The tremendous changes underway in the medium of photography in the early 1860s are documented in the wealth of advertising covering the two façades of the Washington, D.C., gallery of Alexander Gardner. In aut... more
Photograph showing a view of the canal on which supplies were brought to the Confederate capital. Crenshaw's flour mill is on the left.
Gardner was an expert in the new wet-collodion-on-glass-plate photographic process and was manager of Mathew B. Brady's Washington, D.C., portrait studio. He split with Brady in November 1862 and formed his own... more
On the night of April 14, 1865, just five days after Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox, John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C. Within twenty-four hours, Secret Service direc... more