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Photographing the Civil War - 2

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Albumen photograph, Brady's...
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Albumen photograph, Brady's Incidents of the War, Fort Richardson, Arlington, Virginia, 1861-1862

Mathew Brady published and sold a series of photographs title Brady's Incidents of the War. He included this image of soldiers and artillery at Fort Richardson. The fort, constructed in 1861, was part of a ring of Union fortifications protecting the nation's capital.

Prints and Photographs division, Library of Congress