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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Battles.

Series II: Cavalry

Series III: Fortifications

Series IV: Navy

Series V: Prisons and Hospitals

Series VI: Special Services, Business

Series VII: In Memoriam

Series VIII: Miscellaneous Images Attributed to Brady Miscellaneous; identified as Mathew B. Brady photographs

Series IX: Identified from 1977.

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the U.S. Civil War Photographs Collection, 1861-1865



Descriptive Summary

Title: U.S. Civil War Photographs Collection
Dates: 1861-1865
Abstract: These photographs taken during the U.S. Civil War reflect a wide range of battles and sites, although not all are represented. The collection includes 84 photographs mounted on 8″ × 91/2″ boards, many labelled with caption information. The photographs were taken by a variety of photographers, including Mathew B. Brady and Alexander Gardner, and many have been published in The Photographic History of the Civil War or which are also available through the National Archives.
Identification: MS 476
Quantity: 84 photographs
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Scope and Contents

These photographs taken during the Civil War reflect a wide range of battles and sites, although not all are represented. The collection includes 84 photographs mounted on 8″ × 91/2″ boards, many labelled with caption information.

The photographs were taken by a variety of photographers, including Mathew B. Brady and Alexander Gardner. Whenever possible they have been identified as to artist by comparison with The Photographic History of the Civil War and The Mathew B. Brady Collection of Civil War Photographs cited at the end of the list.

The "Photo" numbers are those which appear in pencil on the photograph itself, and the "(PHCW) Page #" reflects the page number of The Photographic History of the Civil War (PHCW) on which the photograph was published. Mathew B. Brady photographs are also assigned numbers by the National Archives, B-xxx, and will be so designated here.

Identifications made May, 1978. Margaret R. Olvey

Inventory divisions follow those used in The Photographic History of the Civil War. main stacks E468.7.M5

Identifications of Mathew B. Brady photogaphs made by comparison to The Mathew B. Brady Collection of Civil War Photographs microfilm, in four reels from the National Archives, Film E 468.7 .B8.

Identifications of other photographs made by comparison to The Photographic History of the Civil War. ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller. New York. Review of Reviews Co. 1911-12. 10 vols. reprinted in 5 vols. by T. Yoseloff, New York, 1957.

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Arrangement

Photographs are arranged in the following nine series:
Series I: Battles (41 photographs)
Series II: Cavalry (5 photographs)
Series III: Fortifications (7 photographs)
Series IV: Navy (1 photograph)
Series V: Prisons and Hospitals (7 photographs)
Series VI: Special Services, Business (7 photographs)
Series VII: In Memoriam (8 photographs)
Series VIII: Miscellaneous Images attributed to Brady (6 photographs)
Series IX: Identified from The Real American Tragedy. Homsey-Simon Production Company; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 1977. (2 photographs)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No access restrictions; this material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Photographs may not be duplicated without consulting with U.S. National Archives for copyright information.

Permission to publish material from the U.S. Civil War Photographs Collection must be obtained from the National Archives, through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects
U.S. Civil War - Photographs.
Formats
Photographs.

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Related Material

Flyleaf, v. 5:2

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

U.S. Civil War Photographs Collection, 1861-1865, MS 476 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. George R. Brown, 1958.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Battles.

Photograph
Photo 89 Rappahannock River, before Fredericksburg attributed to Mathew B. Brady
PHCW Page # 26
Photograph
Photo 44 U. S. Military Telegraph Construction Corps April, 1864.
PHCW Page # 41
Photograph
Photo 55 Quarles's Mill, North Anna River, Virginia Gardner, photographer. June 24, 1864.
PHCW Page # 43
Photograph
Photo 62 Camp of McClellan's Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing Brady.
Brady # B-6336. PHCW Page # 51
Photograph
Photo 100 Antietam Battlefield; middle (Sharpsburg) bridge Brady.
Brady # B-7199. PHCW Page # 54
Photograph
Photo 95 Little Round Top, Slaughter Pen, Gettysburg. July, 1863.
PHCW Page #71
Photograph
Photo 6 Ruins of Stone Bridge, Bull Run, Virginia Brady. B-3213, 4049. Battle took place March, 1862.July, 1861.
PHCW Page # 138
Photograph
Photo 52 Stone Church, Centreville, Virginia July, 1861.
PHCW Page #149
Photograph
Photo 40 Trenches at First Manassas, Quaker dummy guns Brady. B-89.
PHCW Page # 163
Photograph
Photo 24 Confederate Entrenchments, Centreville, Virginia July, 1861.
PHCW Page # 166
Photograph
Photo 12 Moore's House, Yorktown. Scene of Corwallis' surrender different view.
PHCW Page # 269
Photograph
Photo 43 Chickahominy Morass. Woodbury's Bridge, named after builder. 278 May, 1862.
PHCW Page # 278
Photograph
Photo 51 Chickahominy Morass. Upper, or Grapevine Bridge
PHCW Page # 279
Photograph
Photo 78 Gaines' Mill, Chickahominy. June, 1862.
PHCW Page # 342
Photograph
Photo 80 Marshall House, Alexandria, Virginia. Brady. Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth killed here by Jackson.
Brady #s B-5193, 6335, 5294. PHCW Page # 351
Photograph
Photo 71 Manassas Junction, different shot.
PHCW Page # 41
Photograph
Photo 36 Berlin, Maryland. McClellan's last advance.
PHCW Page # 56
Photograph
Photo 87 Antietam Battlefield, Burnside's Bridge. different view. possible Brady.
Brady # B-7198. PHCW Page # 71
Photograph
Photo 7 Franklin Crossing, Rappahannock River. December, 1862.
PHCW Page # 91
Photograph
Photo 86 General Joseph Hooker and staff. After Chancellorsville April (?), 1863.
PHCW Page # 109
Photograph
Photo 93 Gettysburg dead. July, 1863.
PHCW Page # 241
Photograph
Photo 8 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. July 1, 1863.
PHCW Page # 241
Photograph
Photo 97 Gettysburg dead. July 1, 1863.
PHCW Page # 242
Photograph
Photo 35 Trostle's House, Gettysburg. Sickle's Headquarters on the Emmitsburg Road, second day of battle.
PHCW Page # 247
Photograph
Photo 60 Devil's Den, Gettysburg.
PHCW Page # 249
Photograph
Photo 32 Little Round Top, Gettysburg. 251 July, 1863.
Brady # B-6357. PHCW Page # 251
Photograph
Photo 70 Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg. Summer, 1863.
PHCW Page # 259
Photograph
Photo 11 Meade's Headquarters, Gettysburg. another view.
PHCW Page # 261
Photograph
Photo 58 Maryland Heights, Harper's Ferry. Fall, 1862.
PHCW Page #325
Photograph
Photo 17 Brandy Station, Virginia. Headquarters of General Sharp April, 1864.
PHCW Page # 35
Photograph
Photo 90 Taylor's Bridge of Telegraph Road over North Anna River, Va. May, 1864.
PHCW Page # 71
Photograph
Photo 63 Charles City Courthouse. June 14, 1864.
PHCW Page # 89
Photograph
Photo 2 The Dictator with named officers.
PHCW Page # 186
Photograph
Photo 30 Aiken House, Petersburg, Virginia. August, 1864.
PHCW Page # 197
Photograph
Photo 82 Gracie's Salient, Petersburg. August, 1864.
PHCW Page # 203
Photograph
Photo 4 Fort Stedman. Summer, 1864.
PHCW Page # 206
Photograph
Photo 39 Petersburg, Virginia Gas Works. April, 1865.
PHCW Page # 274
Photograph
Photo 46 Federal Wagon Train, Petersburg, Virginia. April, 1865.
PHCW Page # 305
Photograph
Photo 75 High Bridge over Appomattox River. April, 1865.
PHCW Page # 311
Photograph
Photo 31 Appomattox Station. April 8, 1865.
PHCW Page # 313
Photograph
Photo 84 Confederate Mill. 1865.
PHCW Page # 335

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Series II: Cavalry

Photograph
Photo 22 Brandy Station after Gettysburg
PHCW Page # 100
Photograph
Photo 88 Fairfax Court House, Virginia. June, 1863.
PHCW Page # 167
Photograph
Photo 79 Beauregard/McClellan Headquarters near Fairfax Court House
PHCW Page # 209
Photograph
Photo 65 Mechanicsville, Virginia. June, 1862.
PHCW Page # 223
Photograph
Photo 98 Castle Murry near Auburn, Virginia. Fall, 1863.
PHCW Page # 243

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Series III: Fortifications

Photograph
Photo 33 Federal Battery No. 1 in front of Yorktown, Viriginia. different shot. May, 1862.
PHCW Page # 23
Photograph
Photo 1 20 inch gun Columbiad. Fort Monroe, Virginia. March, 1861.
PHCW Page # 137
Photograph
Photo 28 Fort Sedgewick, Fort "Hell", Petresburg, Virginia.
PHCW Page # 217
Photograph
Photo 0 Pontoon. Grant's Crossing of James River. June, 1864.
PHCW Page # 239
Photograph
Photo 99 ? Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
PHCW Page # 265
Photograph
Photo 59 Fort Fisher, North Carolina, January, 1865.
PHCW Page # 267
Photograph
Photo 42 Tredegar Ironworks, Richmond, Virginia. (enlargement)
Brady # B-4867. PHCW Page # 307

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Series IV: Navy

Photograph
Photo 91 Norfolk Naval Yard, Confederate Navy. 1862.
PHCW Page # 73

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Series V: Prisons and Hospitals

Photograph
Photo 45 Old Capitol Prison, Washington. different shot.
PHCW Page # 67
Photograph
Photo 49 Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. taken after the war
PHCW Page # 91
Photograph
Photo 23 Provost Marshal, Aquia Creek. Winter, 1862.
PHCW Page # 187
Photograph
Photo 29 Castle Thunder Provost Prison, Richmond, Virginia
PHCW Page # 199
Photograph
Photo 14 Medical Supply boat Planter, City Point, Virginia
PHCW Page # 227
Photograph
Photo 77 ? different view of Field Hospital, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Brandy Station, Virginia
PHCW Page # 267
Photograph
Photo 34 Sanitary Commission Organisation, "Shebang" Brandy Station, Virginia 335
PHCW Page # 335

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Series VI: Special Services, Business

Photograph
Photo 67 Scouts and guides of the Army of the Potomac, 1862.
PHCW Page # 19
Photograph
Photo 69 Map photographing; Alexander Gardner.
Photograph
Photo 16 Field wheelrights
PHCW Page # 41
Photograph
Photo 66 Army of the Potomac, Brandy Station, Virginia, 1863.
PHCW Page # 224
Photograph
Photo 85 Petersburg Church different shot.
PHCW Page # 257
Photograph
Photo 54 Telegraph Battery-Wagon near Petersburg, Virginia, June, 1864.
PHCW Page # 353
Photograph
Photo 56 New York Herald Wagon in the field
Brady # B-5512. PHCW Page # 285

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Series VII: In Memoriam

Photograph
Photo 13 General Ambrose Burnside, different pose, with staff.
PHCW Page # 69
Photograph
Photo 64 Appomattox Court House, Viginia. Soldier and citizen. taken after the war. 126
PHCW Page # 126
Photograph
Photo 53 Lee Homestead, Pleasant Valley, Maryland. after Battle of Antietam, 161 October, 1862.
PHCW Page # 161
Photograph
Photo 57 Little Dunker Church, Antietam Battlefield. Brady. B-7200.
PHCW Page # 189
Photograph
Photo 68 Devil's Den, Gettysburg.
PHCW Page # 205
Photograph
Photo 47 Washington Monument, Richmond, Viriginia. 228
Possibly Brady # B-4815. PHCW Page # 228
Photograph
Photo 15 Dedication of the First Bull Run Monument 266
PHCW Page # 266
Photograph
Photo 26 Haxall's Mills, Richmond, Viriginia
Brady #s B-14, 702, 737, 798, 4820, 4042. 306

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Series VIII: Miscellaneous Images Attributed to Brady Miscellaneous; identified as Mathew B. Brady photographs

Photograph
Photo 92 Bridge ruins at Richmond, Virginia.
Brady #s B-370, 1737, 1929, 2734, 3321, 4863, 5566.
Photograph
Photo 10 Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia.
Brady #s B-4867, 5119, 6334.
Photograph
Photo 19 The pulpit. Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
Brady # B-6358.
Photograph
Photo 73 Ruins of Arsenal, Richmond, Virginia.
Brady #s B-466, 749…
Photograph
Photo 94 Dutch Gap Canal, James River, Virginia.
Brady #s B-4057, 414, 426, 676…
Photograph
83 McLean's House, Appomattox, Virginia.
Brady # B-6333.

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Series IX: Identified from The Real American Tragedy. Homsey-Simon Production Company; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 1977.

Photograph
Photo 82 Taken behind Confederate fortifications at Manassas; p. 63 1862.
Photograph
Photo 41 Several weeks (months) after Battle of Cold Harbor; p. 114 1864.
Photographs in this publication attributed to Mathew B. Brady and Alexander Gardner.

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