Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
  • Book/Printed Material
    Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war.
    Photographic sketchbook of the war
    Lithograph t.p. by A.R. Waud; name printed incorrectly as "A.R. Ward." One hundred mounted numbered albumen photographs of the operations of the Army of the Potomac in Virginia, Maryland, etc. Each numbered plate is accompanied by a page of descriptive letterpress. Publication date based on research by Anne E. Peterson, Curator of Photographs, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. Another edition has unnumbered plates and...
    • Contributor: Gardner, Alexander - Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph)
    • Date: 1865

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  • Collection
    Civil War Explore the faces, places and events of the U.S. Civil War through photographs, prints and drawings. The Prints & Photographs Division holds thousands of images relating to the Civil War, found in many different collections. This category allows research across those collections. View a slide show of samples. Among the pictures combined in this category are: Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints Gladstone...
    • Contributor: Barnard, George N. - Brady, Mathew - Gardner, Alexander - Gibson, James F. - O'Sullivan, Timothy H. - Smith, William Morris
    • Date: 1860

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    Civil war photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 7,200 photographs + 4 illustrations. | Images depict military personnel and facilities, primarily from a Union perspective. Includes the main Eastern theater, the federal navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, the war in the West, Washington, D.C., African Americans, fortifications, battlefields, preparations for battle and the aftermath of battle. Also, many portraits of officers and enlisted men, and...
    • Contributor: Barnard, George N. - Brady, Mathew , Approximately - Gardner, Alexander - Gibson, James F. - O'Sullivan, Timothy H. - Smith, William Morris
    • Date: 1860
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Sheridan and his generals 1 print : wood engraving. | Generals Philip Sheridan, Wesley Merritt, George Crook, James William Forsyth, and George Armstrong Custer gathered around a table.
    • Contributor: Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1865
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [President Abraham Lincoln posed with Union officers and soldiers during his visit to Antietam, Maryland, October 3, 1862] 1 photographic print : gelatin silver. | Photograph shows, left to right, Buck Juit, a soldier; Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln's bodyguard (seated); Ozias M. Hatch; Marcy; Reeves; General McClernand; President Abraham Lincoln; General Fitz-John Porter; General McClellan; Joseph Camp Griffith Kennedy; Garrett (in light hat); and Mather. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 110)
    • Contributor: Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1911
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    President Lincoln of battle-field of Antietam, October 3, 1862 1 photographic print : albumen ; 12 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (mount) | Photograph shows Abraham Lincoln at Antietam, Maryland, on Friday, October 3, 1862; Lincoln is posed standing by a chair and facing McClellan with other Union Army officers grouped outside a tent. From left to right: Colonel Delos B. Sacket, Captain George Monteith, Lieutenant Colonel Nelson B. Sweitzer, General George W....
    • Contributor: Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    What do I want, John Henry? Warrenton, Va., November 1862 1 photographic print. | White soldier sitting facing young black servant, who is holding bottle and cake(?), with two other soldiers sitting and one standing in front of two tents.
    • Contributor: Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Marshall House, Alexandria, Virginia 1 photographic print : albumen. | Photograph showing exterior view of Marshall House and adjoining buildings.
    • Contributor: Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish) - Gardner, Alexander - Pywell, Wm. R.
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Manassas Junction 1 photographic print : albumen. | Illustration showing a group of men seated on the remains of the railroad station after its destruction.
    • Contributor: Barnard & Gibson - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Fortifications at Manassas 1 photographic print : albumen. | Illustration showing Union soldiers inspecting a former Confederate fortification.
    • Contributor: Barnard & Gibson - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Battery No. 1, near Yorktown, Virginia 1 photographic print : albumen. | Photograph showing the cannons used by the Union army in a battery near the York River.
    • Contributor: Wood & Gibson - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Battery no. 1, near Yorktown, Virginia 1 photographic print : albumen. | Illustration showing a Union army battery built in the orchard of Farinholt House.
    • Contributor: Wood & Gibson - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Battery no. 4, near Yorktown, Virginia 1 photographic print : albumen. | Soldier standing guard outside earthen bunker at mortar battery.
    • Contributor: Wood & Gibson - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Moore house, Yorktown, Virginia 1 photographic print : albumen.
    • Contributor: Wood & Gibson - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Inspection of troops at Cumberlanding [sic], Pamunkey, Virginia
    Inspection of troops at Cumberland Landing on the Pamunkey.
    1 photographic print : albumen. | Wagon and anvil in the foreground, troops in formation in the background.
    • Contributor: Wood & Gibson - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Military bridge, across the Chickahominy, Virginia 1 photographic print : albumen.
    • Contributor: Woodbury, D. (David ) - Gardner, Alexander - Woodbury, D.
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ruins of Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia 1 photographic print : albumen. | Photo shows Alfred Waud seated on the ruins of the dock destroyed by the Confederates in 1861. (Source: Library staff, 2009)
    • Contributor: Gardner, James - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1864
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Antietam bridge, Maryland 1 photographic print : albumen. | Stone bridge over Antietam creek.
    • Contributor: Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia 1 photographic print : albumen. | Photograph showing exterior view of Price, Birch & Co., dealers in slaves. Address: 1315 Duke St., Alexandria, Virginia.
    • Contributor: Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish) - Gardner, Alexander - Pywell, Wm. R.
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Burnside bridge, across Antietam Creek, Maryland 1 photographic print : albumen. | Stone bridge over Antietam creek.
    • Contributor: Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Dunker Church, battle-field of Antietam, Maryland
    Incidents of War: Tunker (i.e., Dunker) Church, battle-field of Antietam, Md.
    2 photographic prints : albumen. | Photograph showing Dunker Church, which was damaged during the battle at Antietam.
    • Contributor: Gardner, James - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1863
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Signal tower on Elk Mountain, Maryland, overlooking battlefield of Antietam
    Incidents of War: Signal tower on Elk Mountain, Maryland, overlooking battlefield of Antietam
    2 photographic prints : albumen. | Photograph showing soldiers at the Elk Mountain Signal Station.
    • Contributor: O'Sullivan, Timothy H. - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    President Lincoln on battle-field of Antietam, October, 1862 1 photographic print : albumen ; photo 7 x 9 in. on album page 12 x 15 5/8 in. | Photograph shows Abraham Lincoln at Antietam, Maryland, on Friday, October 3, 1862, during his visit to General McClellan, commander of the Army of the Potomac, to encourage "Little Mac" to attack the Confederate Army. Lincoln is posed standing by a chair and facing McClellan...
    • Contributor: Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Scene in Pleasant Valley, Maryland 1 photographic print : albumen. | Photograph showing a group of men and women, including Union army officers' family members, on the porch of a house owned by Mrs. Lee. The two officers were members of the staff of Gen. McClellan and Gen. Burnside.
    • Contributor: Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1862