Military Records

Pictures of the Civil War

Select Audiovisual Records at the National Archives

Engineers of the 8th New York State Militia in front of a tent, 1861. Ill-B-499. National Archives Identifier: 524918

The War Between the States was the first large and prolonged conflict recorded by photography. During the war, dozens of photographers, both as private individuals and as employees of the Confederate and Union Governments, photographed civilians and civilian activities; military personnel, equipment, and activities; and the locations and aftermaths of battles. Because wet-plate collodion negatives required from 5 to 20 seconds exposure, there are no action photographs of the war.

The name Mathew B. Brady is almost a synonym for Civil War photography. Although Brady himself actually may have taken only a few photographs of the war, he employed many of the other well-known photographers before and during the war. Alexander Gardner and James F. Gibson at different times managed Brady's Washington studio. Timothy O'Sullivan, James Gardner, and Egbert Guy Fox were also employed by Brady during the conflict.

The pictures listed in this publication are in the Still Picture Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Most are part of the Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Record Group 111, and Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, Record Group 165. The records include photographs from the Matthew B. Brady collection, purchased for $27,840 by the War Department in 1874 and 1875, photographs from the Quartermaster's Department of the Corps of Engineers, and photographs private citizens donated to the War Department. These collections were once part of the War Department Library and have been cataloged and published as "List of the Photographs and Photographic Negatives Relating to the War for the Union" (War Department Subject Catalogue No. 5, 1897; 219 p.), filmed as National Archives Microfilm Publication T251.

Photographs included in this leaflet have been listed under one of four main headings: activities, places, portraits, and Lincoln's assassination. Items in the first two parts are arranged under subheadings by date, with undated items at the end of each subheading. Photographs of artworks have also been included in the list. Any item not identified as an artwork is a photograph. Names of photographers or artists and dates of items have been given when available, and an index to photographers follows the list.

At the end of this leaflet, there are instructions for ordering photographs. Many photographs of the Civil War held by the National Archives are not listed in this leaflet. Separate inquiries about other Civil War photography should be as specific as possible listing names, places, events, and other details.

Sandra Nickles and Joe D. Thomas did the research, selection, and arrangement for this list and wrote these introductory remarks.

Activities

Army Life

1. Log hut company kitchen, 1864. 111-B-252, National Archives Identifier: 524671

2. Soldiers at rest after drill, Petersburg, Va., 1864. The soldiers are seated reading letters and papers and playing cards. 111-B-220. National Archives Identifier: 524639

3. A regimental fife-and-drum corps. 111-B-328. National Archives Identifier: 524747

4. Winter quarters; soldiers in front of their wooden hut, "Pine Cottage." 111-B-256. National Archives Identifier: 524675

Army Units

5. Engineers of the 8th New York State Militia in front of a tent, 1861. Ill-B-499. National Archives Identifier: 524918

6. The 26th U.S. Colored Volunteer Infantry on parade, Camp William Penn, Pa., 1865. 165-C-692. National Archives Identifier: 533126

7. The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Sherman's veterans. 111-B-671. National Archives Identifier: 525076

8. Ringgold, Ga., battery at drill. 111-B-363. National Archives Identifier: 524783

Cavalry

9. Army blacksmith and forge, Antietam, Md., September 1862. 200-CC-587. National Archives Identifier: 559270

10. Dismounted parade of the 7th New York Cavalry in camp, 1862. Some mounted troops are in the background. 111-B-502. National Archives Identifier: 524921

11. Federal cavalry column along the Rappahannock River, Va., 1862. 111-B-508. National Archives Identifier: 524925

Civilians

12. A black family entering Union lines with a loaded cart. 200-CC-657. National Archives Identifier: 559271

13. A refugee family leaving a war area with belongings loaded on a cart. 200-CC-306. National Archives Identifier: 559267

14. Black laborers on a wharf, James River, Va. 111-B-400. National Archives Identifier: 524820

Communications and Intelligence

15. Allan Pinkerton, chief of McClellan's secret service, with his men near Cumberland Landing, Va., May 14, 1862. (Pinkerton is smoking a pipe.) Photographed by George N. Barnard and James F. Gibson. 90-CM-385. National Archives Identifier: 522914

16. Federal observation balloon Intrepid being inflated. Battle of Fair Oaks, Va., May 1862. 111-B-680. National Archives Identifier: 525085

17. Scouts and guides for the Army of the Potomac, Berlin, Md., October 1862. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. 165-SB-28. National Archives Identifier: 533302

18. Constructing telegraph lines, April 1864. Photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. 165-SB-62. National Archives Identifier: 533336

19. Signal Tower at Cobb's Hill, near New Market, Va., 1864. 165-C-571. National Archives Identifier: 533120

20. A New York Herald Tribune wagon and reporters in the field. 111-B-5393. National Archives Identifier: 529494

Councils

21. President Lincoln visiting the battlefield at Antietam, Md., October 3, 1862. General McClellan and 15 members of his staff are in the group. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. 165-SB-23. National Archives Identifier: 533297

22. Gen. George Thomas and a group of officers at a council of war near Ringgold, Ga., May 5, 1864. 77-HMS-344-2P. National Archives Identifier: 519439

23. Council of war near Massaponax Church, Va., May 21, 1864. General Grant is looking over General Meade's shoulder at a map Meade holds. Photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. 200-CC-730. National Archives Identifier: 559272

Engineering

24. Pontoon bridge at Bull Run, Va., 1862. 111-B-68. National Archives Identifier: 524487

25. Federal engineers bridging the Tennessee River at Chattanooga, March 1864. 77-F-147-2-6. National Archives Identifier: 519418

26. Digging the Dutch Gap Canal on the James River, Va., 1864. 111-B-2006. National Archives Identifier: 526202

27. The four-tiered, 780-foot-long railroad trestle bridge built by Federal engineers at Whiteside, Tenn., 1864. A guard camp is also shown. Photographed by George N. Barnard. 111-B-482. National Archives Identifier: 524900

28. Pontoon bridge across the James River at Richmond, Va., 1865. 165-C-568. National Archives Identifier: 533119

Foreign Observers

29. Diplomats at the foot of an unidentified waterfall, New York State, August 1863. Left to right: unidentified; State Department messenger Donaldson; unidentified; Count Alexander de Bodisco; Count Edward Piper, Swedish Minister; Joseph Bertinatti, Italian Minister; Luis Molina, Nicaraguan Minister (seated); Rudolph Mathias Schleiden, Hanseatic Minister; Henri Mercier, French Minister; William H. Seward, Secretary of State (seated); Lord Richard Lyons, British Minister; Baron Edward de Stoeckel, Russian Minister (seated); and Sheffield, British attache. 59-DA-43. National Archives Identifier: 518056

30. A group of foreign observers with Maj. Gen. George Stoneman at Falmouth, Va. 1863. 90-CM-47. National Archives Identifier: 522913

31. Crew of the Russian frigate Osliaba docked at Alexandria, Va., 1863. 64-CV-210. National Archives Identifier: 518113

Generals in the Field

32. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant standing by a tree in front of a tent, Cold Harbor, Va., June 1864. 111-B-36. National Archives Identifier: 524455

33. Maj. Gen. George G. Meade standing in front of his tent, June 1864. 111-B-16. National Archives Identifier: 524434

34. Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan and his generals in front of Sheridan's tent, 1864. Left to right: Wesley Merritt, David McM.Gregg, Sheridan, Henry E. Davies (standing), James H. Wilson, and Alfred Torbert. 111-B-9. National Archives Identifier: 524427

Medical

35. Wounded soldiers being tended in the field after the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg, Va., May 2, 1863. 111-B-349. National Archives Identifier: 524768

36. Amputation being performed in a hospital tent, Gettysburg, July 1863. 79-T-2265. National Archives Identifier: 520203

37. Ambulance drill of the 57th New York Infantry, 1864. 111-B-50. National Archives Identifier: 524469

38. Ward in the Carver General Hospital, Washington, D.C. 111-B-173. National Archives Identifier: 524592

Morale

39. "Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Supported Gratuitously by the Citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania." The picture includes a view of the outside and three small views of the inside. Lithograph by W. Boell, 1861. 15-M-40. National Archives Identifier: 512769

40. Chaplain conducting mass for the 69th New York State Militia encamped at Fort Corcoran, Washington, D.C., 1861. Photographed by Mathew B. Brady. 165-C-100. National Archives Identifier: 533114

41. Members of the Christian Commission at their field headquarters near Germantown, Md., September 1863. Photographed by James Gardner. 165-SB-53. National Archives Identifier: 533327

42. Religious services on the deck of the U.S. monitor Passaic, 1864. Stereo photograph by Samuel A. Cooley. 165-S-165. National Archives Identifier: 533272

43. U.S. Sanitary Commission building and flag, Richmond, Va., 1865. 111-B-147. National Archives Identifier: 524566

Navies

44. Battle between the C.S.S. Virginia and the U.S.S. Monitor, Hampton Roads, Va., March 9, 1862. Engraved in 1863 by J. Davies from a drawing by C. Parsons. 64-CC-63. National Archives Identifier: 518105

45. U.S.S. St. Louis, first Eads ironclad gunboat, renamed the Baron de Kalb in October 1862. 165-C-630. 533123

46. "Men Wanted for the Navy!" Federal recruiting poster issued at New Berne, N.C., November 1863. 45-X-10. National Archives Identifier: 516344

47. Confederate ram Atlanta after being captured on the James River, Va., 1863. 111-B-3351. National Archives Identifier: 527533

48. C.S.S. Alabama, commerce raider, sunk June 19, 1864. Artwork by Clary Ray. 19-N-13042. National Archives Identifier: 512993

49. Ruins of the navy yard at Norfolk, Va., December 1864. Photographed by James Gardner. 165-SB-18 National Archives Identifier: 533292

50. U.S.S. Commodore Perry, a ferryboat converted into a gunboat, Pamunkey River, Va., 1864. 111-B-411. National Archives Identifier: 524831

51. Gun crew of a Dahlgren gun at drill aboard the U.S. gunboat Mendota, 1864. 111-B-374. National Archives Identifier: 524794

52. Sailors and marines on the deck of the U.S. gunboat Mendota, 1864. 111-B-129. National Archives Identifier: 524548

53. U.S.S. Onondaga, a double-turreted monitor, on the James River, Va., 1864. 111-B-368. National Archives Identifier: 524788

54. Capt. John A. Winslow (3d from left) and officers on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge after sinking the C.S.S. Alabama, 1864. 111-B-448. National Archives Identifier: 524868

55. A Union station on the James River established for extracting gunpowder from Confederate torpedoes, 1864. Photographed by Egbert Guy Fox. 111-B-434. National Archives Identifier: 524854

56. Confederate torpedo boat David aground at Charleston, S.C., 1865. Photographed by Selmar Rush Seibert. 165-C-751. National Archives Identifier: 533129

57. C.S.S. Manassas, armored ram. Artwork by R. G. Skerrett, 1904. 19-N-13004. National Archives Identifier: 512991

Ordnance

58. Columbiad guns of the Confederate water battery at Warrington, Fla. (entrance to Pensacola Bay), February 1861. Photographed by W. 0. Edwards or J. D. Edwards of New Orleans, La. 77-HL-99-1. National Archives Identifier: 519437

59. Confederate "Quaker" guns-logs mounted to deceive Union forces-in the fortifications at Centreville, Va., March 1862. Photographed by George N. Barnard and James F. Gibson. 165-SB-6. National Archives Identifier: 533280

60. The 13-inch mortar "Dictator" mounted on a railroad flatcar before Petersburg, Va., October 1864. Photographed by David Knox. 165-SB-75. National Archives Identifier: 533349

61. Confederate Napoleon gun used in the defense of Atlanta, 1864. Photographed by George N. Barnard. 111-B-4738. National Archives Identifier: 528856

62. A 200-pound Parrott rifle in Fort Gregg on Morris Island, S.C., 1865. Photographed by Samuel A. Cooley. 165-S-128. National Archives Identifier: 533271

63. Confederate torpedoes, shot, and shells in front of the arsenal, Charleston, S.C., 1865. Photographed by Selmar Rush Seibert. 165-C-796. National Archives Identifier: 533134

64. A 15-inch Rodman gun in Battery Rodgers, Alexandria, Va. 111-B-353. National Archives Identifier: 524772

Photographers and Their Equipment

65. Two photographers having lunch in the Bull Run area before the second battle, 1862. 90-CM-42. National Archives Identifier: 522912

66. Mathew B. Brady under fire with a battery before Petersburg, Va., June 21, 1864. Brady, in the foreground, is wearing a straw hat. 111-B-346. National Archives Identifier: 524765

67. Brady's photographic outfit in the field near Petersburg, Va., 1864. 111-B-5077. National Archives Identifier: 529185

68. Barnard's photographic equipment, southeast of Atlanta, Ga., 1864. Photographed by George N. Barnard. 111-B-4753. National Archives Identifier: 528870

Prisoners and Prisons

69. Confederate prisoners captured in the Shenandoah Valley being guarded in a Union camp, May 1862. 111-B-497. National Archives Identifier: 524916

70. Three Confederate prisoners from the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1863. 200-CC-2288. National Archives Identifier: 559274

71. Baseball game between Union prisoners at Salisbury, N.C., 1863. Lithograph of a drawing by Maj. Otto Boetticher. 111-BA-1952. National Archives Identifier: 530502

72. Issuing rations. Andersonville Prison, Ga., August 17, 1864. Photographed by A. J. Riddle. 165-A-445. National Archives Identifier: 533034

73. Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., April 1865. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. 165-SB-89. National Archives Identifier: 533362

74. Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. 111-B-2292. National Archives Identifier: 526486

Quartermaster and Commissary

75. Commissary Department, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Brandy Station, Va., February 1864. Photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. 165-SB-61. National Archives Identifier: 533335

76. Burying the dead at Fredericksburg, Va., after the Wilderness Campaign, May 1864. Photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. 111-B-4817. National Archives Identifier: 528928

77. Landing supplies at the wharf at City Point, Va., 1864. 111-B-152. National Archives Identifier: 524571

78. Men of the Quartermaster's Department building transport steamers on the Tennessee River at Chattanooga, 1864. 165-C-1068. National Archives Identifier: 533135

Railroads

79. Excavating for a "Y" at Devereux Station on the orange and Alexandria Railroad. Brig. Gen. Hermann Haupt, Chief of Construction and Transportation, U.S. Military Railroads, is standing on the bank supervising the work. The "General Haupt," the engine pulling the train in the photograph, was named in Haupt's honor. Photographed by Capt. Andrew J. Russell. 111-B-4877. National Archives Identifier: 528988

80. Station at Hanover Junction, Pa., showing an engine and cars. In November 1863 Lincoln had to change trains at this point to dedicate the Gettysburg Battlefield. 111-B-83. National Archives Identifier: 524502

81. U.S. Military Railroads engine "General Haupt," built in 1863. 111-B-5149. National Archives Identifier: 529255

82. Ruins of the Confederate enginehouse at Atlanta, Ga., September 1864, showing the engines "Telegraph" and "O.A. Bull." 111-B-4748. National Archives Identifier: 528865

83. Ruins of Hood's 28-car ammunition train and the Schofield Rolling Mill, near Atlanta, Ga., September 1864. Photographed by George N. Barnard, 111-B-4786. National Archives Identifier: 528899

84. Depot of the U.S. Military Railroads, City Point, Va., 1864, showing the engine "President." 111-B-4860. National Archives Identifier: 528971

85. U.S. Military Railroads engine No.137, built in l864 in the yards at Chattanooga, Tenn., with troops lined up in the background. 111-B-2005. National Archives Identifier: 526201

86. The engine "Firefly" on a trestle of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. 111-B-185. National Archives Identifier: 524604

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Places

Battle Areas

87. Fort Sumter, S.C., April 14, 1861, under the Confederate flag. 121-BA-914A. National Archives Identifier: 532292

88. Ruins of Stone Bridge, Bull Run, Va., March 1862. Photographed by George N. Barnard and James F. Gibson. 165-SB-7. National Archives Identifier: 533281

89. Confederate fortifications, Manassas, Va., March 1862. Photographed by George N. Barnard and James F. Gibson. 165-SB-11. National Archives Identifier: 533285

90. "General Headquarters near Yorktown, Va., April 1862." Watercolor by William Mcllvaine. 200-WM-8. National Archives Identifier: 559420

91. Main street and church guarded by Union soldiers, Centreville, Va., May 1862. Photographed by George N. Barnard and James F. Gibson. 165-SB-4. National Archives Identifier: 533278

92. "Battle of Gaines Mill, Valley of the Chickahominy, Virginia, June 27, 1862." Artwork by Prince de Joinville. 111-BA-1507. National Archives Identifier: 530495

93. Antietam Bridge, Md., September 1862. Soldiers and wagons are crossing the bridge. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. 165-SB-19. National Archives Identifier: 533293

94. Street scene, Warrenton, Va., ca. 1862. 111-B-5236. National Archives Identifier: 529340

95. Fredericksburg, Va., February 1863. View from across the Rappahannock River. Photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. 165-SB-30. National Archives Identifier: 533304

96. Confederate dead behind the stone wall of Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, Va., killed during the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 1863. Photographed by Capt. Andrew J. Russell. 111-B-514. National Archives Identifier: 524930

97. Fairfax Court House, Virginia, with Union soldiers in front and on the roof, June 1863. Photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. 111-B-4755. National Archives Identifier: 528872

98. Dead Confederate sharpshooter in the Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa., July 1863. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. 165-SB-41. National Archives Identifier: 533315

99. Union and Confederate dead, Gettysburg Battlefield, Pa., July 1863. Photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. 165-SB-36. National Archives Identifier: 533310

100. Lee and Gordon's Mills. Chickamauga Battlefield, Ga., 1863. 111-B-4791. National Archives Identifier: 528904

101. General Meade's headquarters. Culpeper, Va., 1863. 64-CV-182. National Archives Identifier: 518112

102. Capt. Edmund C. Bainbridge's Battery A, 1st U.S. Artillery, at the seige of Port Hudson, La., 1863. 165-CN-12545. National Archives Identifier: 533151

103. Palisades and chevaux-de-frise in front of the Potter House, Atlanta, Ga., 1864. Photographed by George N. Barnard. 111-B-726. National Archives Identifier: 525131

104. Peachtree Street with wagon traffic, Atlanta, Ga., 1864. Photographed by George N. Barnard. 165-SC-46. National Archives Identifier: 533419

105. Street scene showing Sutlers Row, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1864. 111-B-512. National Archives Identifier: 524928

106. Fort Morgan, Mobile Point, Ala., 1864, showing damage to the south side of the fort. 77-F-82-70. National Archives Identifier: 519417

107. Union entrenchments near Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., 1864. 111-B-531. National Archives Identifier: 524941

108. Nashville, Tenn., view from the capitol, 1864. Photographed by George N. Barnard. 165-SC-3. National Archives Identifier: 533376

109. The "Pulpit" after capture, Fort Fisher, N.C., January 1865. Photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. 165-SB-79. National Archives Identifier: 533353

110. Harpers Ferry, W Va., July 1865. High-angle view showing the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Photographed by James Gardner. 165-SB-26. National Archives Identifier: 533300

111. McLean house where General Lee surrendered. Appomattox Court House, Va., April 1865. Photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. 165-SB-99. National Archives Identifier: 533371

112. Ruins seen from the Circular Church, Charleston, S.C., 1865. 111-B-4667. National Archives Identifier: 528788

113. Ruins seen from the capitol, Columbia, S.C., 1865. Photographed by George N. Barnard. 165-SC-53. National Archives Identifier: 533426

114. Fort Sumter, S.C., viewed from a sandbar in Charleston Harbor, 1865. Photographed by George N. Barnard. 165-SC-56. National Archives Identifier: 533429

115. Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865. 111-B-157. National Archives Identifier 524576.
(The Petersburg identification appearing in the official caption for this photograph received by NARA from the Army Signal Corps has been disputed. Civil War historians and photo-historians have uncovered documentary evidence suggesting that this image of Union forces was taken by Andrew J. Russell just before the Second Battle of Fredericksburg in the spring of 1863. For more information, please see the item in the National Archives Catalog.)

Richmond, Va.

116. High-angle view toward the capitol, 1862. 111-B-35. National Archives Identifier: 524454

117. Ruins in front of the Capitol, 1865. 111-B-562. National Archives Identifier: 524971

118. Silhouette of ruins of Haxall's mills, 1865, showing some of the destruction caused by a Confederate attempt to burn Richmond. 111-B-137. National Archives Identifier: 524556

119. The "White House of the Confederacy," Jefferson Davis' home. 111-B-53. National Archives Identifier: 524472

Washington, D.C., and Environs

120. The U.S. Capitol under construction, 1860. 111-BA-1480. National Archives Identifier: 530494

121. Fort Massachusetts, sally port and soldiers, 1861. The fort was renamed Fort Stevens in 1863. 111-B-479. National Archives Identifier: 524897

122. General view of 96th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment during drill at Camp Northumberland, with the camp in the background, 1861. 111-B-487. National Archives Identifier: 524905

123. Barricades on Duke Street, Alexandria, Va., erected to protect the Orange and Alexandria Railroad from Confederate cavalry, 1861. 111-B-523. National Archives Identifier: 524934

124. Slave pen of Price, Birch, & Co., Alexandria, Va., August 1863. Photographed by William R. Pywell. 165-SB-2. National Archives Identifier: 533276

125. East front of Arlington Mansion (General Lee's home), with Union soldiers on the lawn, June 28, 1864. 165-C-518. National Archives Identifier: 533118

126. Grand review of Union troops, May 23-24, 1865, looking down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol. Artwork by James E. Taylor, July 1, 1881. 111-BA-69. National Archives Identifier: 530486

127. General view of the city from the south toward the Treasury Building and the White House. Cows are grazing near Tiber Creek. 111-B-5147. National Archives Identifier: 529253

128. Smithsonian Institution Building in a field of daisies. 111-B-4672. National Archives Identifier: 528794

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Portraits

Abolitionists

129. Brown, John; bust-length. Engraving from daguerreotype, ca. 1856. 111-SC-101021. National Archives Identifier: 531116

130. Douglass, Frederick; half-length. 200-FL-22. National Archives Identifier: 558770

131. Garrison, William Lloyd; three-quarter-length, seated. 111-BA-1088. National Archives Identifier: 530489

132. Greeley, Horace; half-length, seated. 111-B-3251. National Archives Identifier: 527435

Artists and Authors

133. Brady, Mathew B., photographer; full-length seated. 111-B-1074. National Archives Identifier: 525281

134. Brumidi, Constantino, artist who painted murals and frescoes in the Capitol; three-quarter-length, standing, holding brush and palette. 111-B-3791. National Archives Identifier: 527952

135. Bryant, William Cullen, poet and editor of the New York Evening Post; full-length, seated. 111-B-2764. National Archives Identifier: 526948

136. Stowe, Harriet Beecher, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin; half-length. 208-N-25004. National Archives Identifier: 535784

137. Whitman, Walt, poet; half-length, seated, wearing hat. 111-B-1672. National Archives Identifier: 525875

Confederate Army Officers

138. Beauregard, Gen. Pierre; half-length. 111-B-1233. National Archives Identifier: 525441

139. Breckenridge, Lt. Gen. John C.; bust-length. 111-BA-1215. National Archives Identifier: 530491

140. Gordon, Maj. Gen. John B.; half-length. 111-B-1786. National Archives Identifier: 525987

141. Hill, Lt. Gen. Ambrose P.; bust-length. 111-BA-1190. National Archives Identifier: 530490

142. Hood, Gen. John B.; bust-length, in civilian clothes. 111-B-5274. National Archives Identifier: 529378

143. Jackson, Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan ("Stonewall"); bust-length, April 1863. Photographed by George W Minnes. 111-B-1867. National Archives Identifier: 526067

144. Johnston, Gen. Joseph E.; half-length. 111-B-1782. National Archives Identifier: 525983

145. Lee, Gen. Robert E.; full-length, standing, April 1865. Photographed by Mathew B. Brady. 111-B-1564. National Archives Identifier: 525769

146. Longstreet, Lt. Gen. James; half-length, in civilian clothes. 111-B-2028. National Archives Identifier: 526224

147. Mahone, Maj. Gen. William; half-length, seated. 111-B-5123. National Archives Identifier: 529228

148. Mosby, Col. John Singleton; bust-length. 111-BA-1709. National Archives Identifier: 530499

149. Stuart, Brig. Gen. James Ewell Brown ("Jeb"); three-quarter-length, seated. 64-M-9. National Archives Identifier: 518135

Confederate Officials

150. Benjamin, Judah P., Secretary of State; three- quarter-length, standing. 111-B-2458. National Archives Identifier: 526652

151. Davis, Jefferson, President; three-quarter-length, standing. Photographed by Mathew B. Brady before the war. 111-B-4146. National Archives Identifier: 528293

152. Mallory, Stephen R., Secretary of the Navy; three- quarter-length, standing. 111-B-4583. National Archives Identifier: 528705

153. Stephens, Alexander H., Vice President; three- quarter-length, seated. 111-B-4141. National Archives Identifier: 528288

154. Mason, James M., Envoy to England; three quarter-length, standing. 111-B-5]63. National Archives Identifier: 529268

155. Seddon, James A., Secretary of War; half-length, seated. 111-BA-1224. National Archives Identifier: 530492

Enlisted Men

156. Arnold, D. W. C., private in the Union Army. 111-B-5435. National Archives Identifier: 529535

157. Kingin, Pvt. Emory Eugene, 4th Michigan Infantry; standing, full-length, leaning against a tree and wearing a plaid shirt. 111-B-5348. National Archives Identifier: 529450

158. Marbury, Gilbert A., drummer, Company H, 22d New York Infantry; posing with drum. 111-B-5497. National Archives Identifier: 529594

159. Ruffin, Pvt. Edmund, Confederate soldier who fired the first shot against Fort Sumter; full-length, seated. 111-BA-1226. National Archives Identifier: 530493

Federal Army Officers

160. Anderson, Maj. Robert, defender of Fort Sumter; full-length, standing. 111-B-4183. National Archives Identifier: 528328

161. Burnside, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E.; half-length. 111-B-3698. National Archives Identifier: 527863

162. Butler, Maj. Gen. Benjamin F.; three-quarterlength. 111-B-4533. National Archives Identifier: 528659

163. Custer, Maj. Gen. George A.; half-length, seated. 20OS-CA-10. National Archives Identifier: 558719

164. Grant, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S.; three-quarter-length, standing. Photographed by Mathew B. Brady. 200-CA-38. National Archives Identifier: 558720

165. Halleck, Maj. Gen. Henry W. ("Old Brains"); three- quarter-length, standing. 111-B-2541. National Archives Identifier: 526731

166. Hancock, Maj. Gen. Winfield S.; half-length. 111-B-5265. National Archives Identifier: 529369

167. Hooker, Maj. Gen. Joseph ("Fighting Joe"); full-length, seated. 111-B-2775. National Archives Identifier: 526959

168. McClellan, Maj. Gen. George B.; three-quarter-length, standing. 111-B-4624. National Archives Identifier: 528744

169. McDowell, Maj. Gen. Irvin; three-quarter-length, standing. 111-B-3834. National Archives Identifier: 527993

170. Meade, Maj. Gen. George G.; half-length, standing. 111-B-3685. National Archives Identifier: 527851

171. Pope, Brig. Gen. John; half-length. 111-B-3569. National Archives Identifier: 527743

172. Rawlins, Brig. Gen. John A.; half-length, seated. 111-B-4435. National Archives Identifier: 528564

173. Rosecrans, Maj. Gen. William S.; half-length, 111-B-3646. National Archives Identifier: 527814

174. Scott, Lt. Gen. Winfield ("Old Fuss and Feathers"); half-length, standing. 111-B-4188. National Archives Identifier: 528333

175. Sheridan, Maj. Gen. Philip H.; three-quarter-length, seated. 111-B-2520. National Archives Identifier: 526708

176. Sherman, Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh; half-length, seated. 111-B-1769. National Archives Identifier: 525970

177. Thomas, Maj. Gen. George H.; half-length. 111-B-4795. National Archives Identifier: 528908

Federal Navy Officers

178. Dahlgren, Rear Adm. John A. B.; half-length. 111-B-4595. National Archives Identifier: 528718

179. Farragut, Rear Adm. David G.; three-quarter-length. 111-B-5889. National Archives Identifier: 529975

180. Foote, Rear Adm. Andrew H.; three-quarter-length, standing. 111-B-3860. National Archives Identifier: 528018

181. Porter, Rear Adm. David D.; half-length, seated. 111-B-4480. National Archives Identifier: 528608

Foreign Diplomats

182. Bruce, Sir Frederick, British Minister to the United States from March 1865; half-length, seated. ll-B-1510. National Archives Identifier: 525715

183. Lyons, Lord Richard B.P., British Minister to the United States from December 1858 to February 1865; full-length, seated. Photographed by Mathew B. Brady. 165-JT-185. National Archives Identifier: 533231

184. Romero, Senior Don Matias. Envoy of the Republic of Mexico, 1863; three-quarter-length, standing. 111-B-1228. National Archives Identifier: 525436

U.S. Government Officials

185. Chase, Salmon P., Secretary of the Treasury; three- quarter-length, standing. 111-B-4270. National Archives Identifier: 528414

186. Douglas, Stephen A., Senator from Illinois; three- quarter-length, standing. 111-B-2346. National Archives Identifier: 526540

187. Johnson, Andrew, Vice President and President; three-quarter-length, seated. 111-B-4138. National Archives Identifier: 528284

188. Lincoln, Abraham; three-quarter-length, standing, ca. 1863. Photographed by Mathew B. Brady 111-B-3656. National Archives Identifier: 527823

189. Seward, William H., Secretary of State; bust profile. 111-B-4204. National Archives Identifier: 528347

190. Stanton, Edwin M., Secretary of War; half-length, seated. 111-B-4559. National Archives Identifier: 528682

191. Stevens, Thaddeus. Representative from Pennsylvania; half-length. 111-B-1084. National Archives Identifier: 525291

192. Sumner, Charles, Senator from Massachusetts; half-length, seated. 111-B-5937. National Archives Identifier: 530021

193. Welles, Gideon, Secretary of the Navy; half-length, seated. 111-B-1189. National Archives Identifier: 525398

Women

194. Barton, Clara; three-quarter-length, seated. 111-B-1857. National Archives Identifier: 526057

195. Joseph, Sister M.M. of the Sisters of Mercy. She and others of her order served in a military hospital at Beaufort, N.C.; full-length, seated. 111-B-1609. National Archives Identifier: 525814

196. Lincoln, Mary Todd; full-length, standing. 111-B-5864. National Archives Identifier: 529952

197. Tippee, Mary, sutler with Collis Zouaves (114th Pennsylvania); full-length, standing. 79-T-2148. National Archives Identifier: 520202

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Lincoln's Assassination

198. Booth, John Wilkes; half-length, standing. 64-M-19. National Archives Identifier: 518136

199. Corbett, Sgt. Boston, the man who claimed he shot John Wilkes Booth; three-quarter-length, seated at a table. 111-B-2321. National Archives Identifier: 526515

200. Payne, Lewis, the conspirator who attacked Secretary Seward; three-quarter-length, standing. 111-BA-1653. National Archives Identifier: 530498

201. Execution of the four persons condemned as conspirators (Mary E. Surratt, Lewis T. Powell, David E. Herold, and George A. Atzerodt), July 7,1865. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. 111-BA-2034. National Archives Identifier: 530503

202. Box in Ford's Theater where Lincoln was assassinated. 1865, 200-CC-3404. National Archives Identifier: 559275

203. Bridge across the "Eastern Branch" to Anacostia, Washington, D.C., 1862. John Wilkes Booth and David Herold escaped over this bridge. 111-B-343. National Archives Identifier: 524762

Index to Photographers

Barnard, George N., 15, 27, 59, 61, 68, 83, 88, 89, 91, 103, 104, 108, 113, 114
Brady, Mathew B., 40, 145, 151, 164, 183, 188
Cooley, Samuel A., 42, 62
Edwards, J. D., 58
Edwards, W O., 58
Fox, Egbert Guy, 55
Gardner, Alexander, 17, 21, 73, 93, 98, 201
Gardner, James, 41, 49, 110
Gibson, James F, 15, 59, 88, 89, 91
Knox, David, 60
Minnes, George W., 143
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 18, 23, 75, 76, 95, 97, 99, 109, 111
Pywell, William R., 124
Riddle, A. J., 72
Russell, Capt. Andrew J., 79, 96
Seibert, Selmar Rush, 56, 63

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