Category Archives: Photography

Brandy Station, Waiting for Spring

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“Little Photography in Jeffdom:” The Decline of Photography in the Civil War South

In 1862 Humphrey’s Journal of the Daguerreotype and Photographic Arts boasted that “The Photographic Art down South has completely died out in consequence of the war.”[i] Though an obvious overstatement, considering that southern photographers operated throughout the war, the journal … Continue reading

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Shiloh 2016

I had the chance to spend a few days at Shiloh this past week for the 154th anniversary of the battle. The Park Service held some living history programs, which I was helping out with. Here are a few scenes … Continue reading

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Pretty in Pink

I had the opportunity to stop by Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard earlier this week. It looks like spring is coming to the battlefield!

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Kennesaw from Top to Bottom

Hoping for warmer weather and a pleasant spring, here’s a throwback visit to Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia, with a view of the bottom and a view from the top.

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Question of the Week: 3/21-3/27/16

This week’s Question of the Week comes from Phill Greenwalt, who asks, “Is photography one of the chief reasons the Civil War is more studied and familiar than the American Revolution?”

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Scenes from Lee-Jackson Day 2016

Lee-Jackson Day ceremonies, Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia—January 16, 2016

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A January view from the top of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga

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Thomas Nast’s Divided Christmas

On this day in 1863 Thomas Nast’s Christmas Eve forced the readers of Harper’s Weekly to confront the hardships of a war-torn wintry season. Though drawn in 1862, the image occupied a double-page spread in the January 3, 1863 edition … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Civil War Past

Many of us who have worked in the field of public history, particularly that of 19th-century American history and the American Civil War when presenting a program on a battlefield or a lecture hall often receive the comment before or … Continue reading

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