Category Archives: Photography

Modern Photography: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield

We found Phill Greenwalt’s photo essay from April 2015 in the ECW Archives and decided to share it again. The photographs were shot during the Sesquicentennial, and there’s nice commentary on the featured scenes. Be sure to check out the … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: History Through The Lens

 In the twenty-first century, digital cameras and social media launch an almost unceasing barrage of images towards us. We take pictures wherever we go, share images with the click of a button, and replicate them almost endlessly. Therefore, I’ve chosen … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Quiet Contradiction

ECW welcomes back guest author (and photographer!) Michael Aubrecht Battlefields are peculiar places. When you visit any hallowed grounds, everything is perfect. The grass is neatly trimmed and the marble markers are polished. The freshly painted cannons are all lined … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: A Trip to Ringgold, Georgia

Fans of General Patrick Cleburne go here all the time: Ringgold, Georgia – a historic borough in north Georgia, just a few miles below the Tennessee. Last summer I went there with Jack Melton, publisher of Civil War News and … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: “On Great Fields, Something Stays” – My Time on Cemetery Ridge

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author (and photographer!) Kristen M. Trout On a warm, beautiful evening in September 2013, I stood on Cemetery Ridge, gazing at the glowing orange sunset over South Mountain. Seminary Ridge, the main position of the … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Shiloh

We were rummaging around in the ECW archives and found this excellent photography essay by Lee White.

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Campaign Through the Carolinas: An Ohio Cavalryman’s Recollections in the National Tribune

This is the fifth and final part of the 1892 account by an unidentified captain of the 10th Ohio Cavalry that appeared in the May 12, 1892 edition of the National Tribune. As pointed out previously, I believe this is … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Antietam’s Rising Sun

I stood amidst a swarm of people, all gathering in the still darkness, some talking softly to one another, others quietly contemplating the gravity of the moment.  Out in front of us, soldiers spoke in hushed tones.  How far off … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Cape Henry Lighthouses

The Cape Henry Lighthouses as seen on July 10, 2016 from Chesapeake Bay. For over 225 years one or both of these lights have indicated the entrance to Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Modern Photography: Battlefield Cannons

During my battlefield trips, I enjoying taking the “classic” cannon photos. Though serene battlefield markers today, these artillery pieces caused fearsome destruction during the Civil War.

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