Category Archives: Photography
Forty-one year old Henry Wirz, late major of the Confederate army and commandant of the Camp Sumter prisoner of war camp, sat in his own prison cell and petted a cat. There was little else for the man to … Continue reading
I’ve been in the Wilderness a lot lately, shooting photos for an upcoming book I’m working on for the Emerging Civil War Series. It seems like I’ve been writing about the Wilderness for so long that, almost by rote, I … Continue reading
While doing some research for an upcoming post, I came across several photographs by Henry P. Moore, a New Hampshire artist who traveled to South Carolina in 1862. Like many of his colleagues, Moore capitalized on the outbreak of the … Continue reading
The Dark Hills Dark hills at evening in the west, Where sunset hovers like a sound Of golden horns that sang to rest Old bones of warriors under ground,
Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back guest poster James Brookes Many northern volunteers had a portrait taken upon their enlistment. Several post-war memoirs exist in which Union veterans recall a visit to the photographer as a significant moment … Continue reading
The clock at Grant Cottage still reads 8:08—the time of Ulysses S. Grant’s death on the morning of July 23, 1885.
Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author James Brookes. Alexander Gardner’s images of the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam were the first serious attempts of their kind to document the true carnage of conflict. Prior to the … Continue reading