150th Anniversary of the Civil War and Photojournalism

The Civil War marked the first time in human history, that the visual documentation of conflict occurred.

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg. Forms part of Brady Civil War Photograph Collection/Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Call No. LC-B8184- 10454.
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Flag of 37th Pennsylvania Infantry. _ Photographer Unknown/Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Call No. LC-USZ62-55349_
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23rd New York Infantry. Photographer Unknown/Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Call No. LC-USZ61-2119.
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7th New York State Militia, Camp Cameron, D.C., 1861. Photographer Unknown/Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Call No. LC-USZ62-79617.
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Unknown location. Embalming surgeon at work on soldier’s body. _ Photographer Unknown/Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division._
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“Photograph of the War in the West. These photographs are of Hood before Nashville. Continuing his policy of the offensive at any cost, Gen. John B. Hood brought his reduced army before the defenses of Nashville, where it was overthrown by Gen. George H. Thomas on December 15-16, in the most complete victory of the war. If the date borne on this photograph is correct, it was taken in the course of the battle.” George Barnard/Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.