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Photographing the Civil War - 1

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“Battle-field at Antietam…,” by...
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“Battle-field at Antietam…,” by Alexander Gardner, September 1862

At his studio, Mathew Brady displayed staff photographer Alexander Gardner’s images of Antietam, where the bloodiest one-day battle in U.S. history left 23,000 casualties.

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress