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Guide to the Civil War Photograph File
1861-1865, [1880-1889]
  PR 164

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Collection processed by Sandra Markham

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 23, 2015
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Civil War Photograph File
Dates: 1861-1865, [1880-1889]
Abstract: Photographs taken of and during the United States Civil War. Photographs show battle scenes, camps, soliders, officers, and war-related paraphernalia. Some photographs were taken during the war and published afterward.
Quantity: 12.55 Linear feet (11 boxes)
Location note: Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections
Call Phrase: PR 164

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Scope and Content Note

The Civil War Photograph File spans the full period of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. It contains photographs in various formats and generations relating to the conflict and the men and women involved. Though all of the prints may not have been made during the war period, they are from period negatives made either in the field or photographer's studio; therefore, there are no memorial scenes or soldier reunions included in the collection.

In many cases there may be variant "states" of a single image found in different series. For example, the collection holds four copies of Alexander Gardner's portrait of the Fairfax Court House. There is one print in the "Incidents of the War" series, one copy in the plates from Gardner's Sketchbook, and two as albumen prints received as unmounted prints (one from Parish's 1906 gift) and mounted on card stock by the N-YHS bindery (filed in Series I.)

Arrangement

The collection is divided into nine series:

  1. Series I. War Scenes and Sites
  2. Series II. Portraits
  3. Series III. Havemeyer Collection
  4. Series IV. "Incidents of the War"
  5. Series V. "Brady's Album Gallery"
  6. Series VI. Plates from Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War
  7. Series VII. Naval Scenes and Sites
  8. Series VIII. Relief Organizations
  9. Series IX. Later Platinum Prints

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Brady, Mathew B., -- 1823 (ca.)-1896, -- photographer
  • Burnside, Ambrose Everett, -- 1824-1881 -- Portraits
  • Gardner, Alexander, -- 1821-1882, -- photographer
  • Haas, Philip, -- fl. 1837-1863, -- photographer
  • Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Portraits
  • Meade, George Gordon, -- 1815-1872 -- Portraits
  • Moore, Henry P., -- 1833-1911, -- photographer
  • O'Sullivan, Timothy, -- 1840-1882, -- photographer

Document Type

  • Albumen prints
  • Cartes de visite
  • Platinum prints

Subject Organizations

  • Andersonville Prison

Subject Topics

  • Armies -- Officers

Subject Places

  • Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
  • Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Battlefields.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Destruction and pillage
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Major donors to the Civil War Photograph File include Daniel Parish (ca. 1841-1914) who gave massive amounts of Civil War material to the Historical Society over many years. Other gifts came from Henry O. Havemeyer (1961), and O.E Havemeyer (1962).

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. See guidelines in Print Room for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from:
Rights and Reproductions
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 270
Fax: (212) 579-8794

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Civil War Photograph File.

Related Material at the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections

Thousands of photographic images of the Civil War can be found in the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections's War of the Rebellion Photograph Albums (PR 88) and Stereograph File (PR 65). Hundreds of portraits of war participants can be found in the Carte de Visite File (PR 11), Cased Photograph File (PR 12), Portrait File (PR 52), Mathew B. Brady Studio Portrait Photograph Collection (PR 85), and the Imperial Portrait Photograph File (PR 210).

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Container List

Series I: War Scenes and Sites

Scope and Contents note

Series I. War Scenes and Sites contains views of battlefields, forts, and other places associated with war battles or events. About half of the images also show soldiers or other people; the rest are desolate empty scenes. The series includes three composite panorama photographs: a view of Gettysburg from Seminary Ridge; the Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing, Pamunkey, VA, May 1862; and a view of the Camp of the 40th Massachusetts Infantry at Miners Hill, VA.

Several photographs by New Hampshire photographer Henry P. Moore (1835-1911) can be found filed with views of South Carolina and Georgia. Moore took pictures of the locations where New Hampshire regiments were stationed in the 1862-1863 period. Moore's prints have a blue paper label affixed to the lower right of their mounts, though Moore's name has been cut from the label itself. Other photographs by Moore include views of the USS Wabash, marked and unmarked.

There are two sets (seven of nine numbered images) of card-mounted photographs taken at Fort Pulaski, Georgia, which are signed in the negative "Lt. P. Haas." Philip Haas was a second lieutenant in the 1st New York Engineers regiment who had worked as a daguerreotypist in New York City before enlisting. Lt. Haas appears to have taken on a partner at some point, and produced prints on mounts marked "Photo by Haas & Peale Morris Island & Hilton Head S.C.," and signed in the negative, "Haas & Peale." This collection holds five images (nos. 8, 12, 13, 17, and 32) from a series of photographs taken by the partners on the islands off South Carolina. The "South Carolina Morris Island" folder contains four images by Haas & Peale of buildings and installations, as well as one photograph of the "Swamp Angel."

This series also holds seven out of a set of eight photographs of the prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia, made in 1864 by Confederate photographer A. J. Riddle. They were issued on letterpress mount with descriptive captions.

The only view of Baltimore is one small photograph of the front gate of Fort McHenry showing a portion of the hospital.

One important set of photographs is thirteen views of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in Charleston Harbor, the work of an unidentified photographer. Each mount is labeled with a full description of the image and features an autographed approval note by the victorious Confederate Brigadier General Pierre T. Beaureguard (1818-1893). The photographs were made on April 15 and 16, 1861, just after the evacuation of the defeated Union forces. Many more images of both of these South Carolina forts can be found in Series V, "Brady's Album Gallery." A second set of three views of Fort Sumter are mammoth plate albumen prints mounted on letterpress sheets. Issued as commemoratives to be presented by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to Major General John A. Dix (1798-1879) as a guest at the ceremonies of restoring the national flag on the fort on April 14, 1865, all three mounts are inscribed by Brigadier General Richard Delafield (1798-1873) who was then Chief Engineer of the Army Corps of Engineers.

The "Tennessee" folder holds an image labeled the "Rebel Saltpeter Source, the Nicojack Cave" in Marion County near Chattanooga, by Morse, a Nashville photographer. Saltpeter was a major component of gunpowder and Tennessee was a major supplier of this important resource.

Photographs of dead soldiers can be found filed in Sharpsburg, Petersburg, Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, Richmond, Manassas, Gettysburg, Antietam, and Cold Harbor.

Images are filed alphabetically by state.

District of Columbia

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Washington
1863, undated

Georgia

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Allatoona Pass, Atlanta, and Savannah
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Andersonville Prison, set of seven photographs by A. J. Riddle taken August 17, 1864
1865d
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Fort Pulaski
1863, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Fort Pulaski, two sets of photographs by Lt. Philip Haas
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Tybee Island
undated

Louisiana

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Alexandra
1864

Maryland

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Antietam (Sharpsburg) and Baltimore--Casualties
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Antietam (Sharpsburg) and Baltimore--General Views
undated

New York

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Fort Hamilton and Fort Lafayette
undated

North Carolina

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Fort Fisher
undated

Pennsylvania

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Gettysburg -- Casualties
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Gettysburg -- Round Top
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Gettysburg -- General Views
undated

South Carolina

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Edisto Island
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Folly Island
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Fort Sumter

General note

See also: Box 11, Folder 103

1865, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie, Beauregard set
1861, Apr. 15-16
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Hilton Head
1864, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Morris Island and Folly Island
undated

Tennessee

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Miscellaneous views, including Chattanooga, Knoxville, Lookout Mountain, and Nashville
undated

Virginia

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Alexandria
1864 Jun 12, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Appomatox area>
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Aquia Creek
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Belle Plain
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Brandy Station--Hospital
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Brandy Station--General Views
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Centreville
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Chancellorsville
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Charles City Courthouse
1864 Jun
Box: 3 Folder : 31 City Point
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Cold Harbor
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Cumberland Landing
1862 May
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Dutch Gap
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Fairfax area
1861, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Falls Church
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Fort Brady
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Fredericksburg
1863, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Gaines Mill
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Glendale (Fraser's Farm)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 41 James River
undated
Box: Folder : Jones Landing

General note

See: James River

Box: 4 Folder : 42 Manassas--Bull Run Creek area
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Manassas--General views, including Manassas Junction
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Miners Hill
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Petersburg--Fort Sedgwick and Fort Steadman
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Petersburg--General views
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Port Walthall Junction (Cobb's Hill, Redoubt Zabriskie)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 48 Potomac River scenes
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Richmond
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 50 Seven Pines (Fair Oaks)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 51 Yorktown
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 52 Miscellaneous locations, including Jericho Mills on the North Anna River, and White House
undated

West Virginia

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 53 Harper's Ferry
undated

Unidentified Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 54 General views
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 55 Special Equipment
undated

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Series II: Portraits

Scope and Contents note

Series II is arranged in three subseries: Composites, Groups, and Individuals. Thereunder, they are divided by portraits made in photographers' studios and those taken in the field. They are alphabetically arranged within those categories. There are many more portraits of Civil War participants in the Department's PR 011 Carte de Visite File, both filed alphabetically under the sitter's surname, and at the end of the collection in unidentified military portraits.

Composite

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Folder : Cartes de visite of military officers and statesmen; collection of O.H. Oldroyd of Columbus, Ohio

General note

See: Box 11, Folder 104

1866
Box: Folder : General Robert E. Lee and Staff by Rockwell and Cowell

General note

See: Box 11, Folder 104

1866
Box: Folder : Soldiers' Fair in Springfield, MA, December 22, 1864, By J.C. Spooner

General note

See: Box 11, Folder 104

1865

Group (Field)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Keystone Independent Battery Light Artillery
undated
12th Regiment of New York Infantry
 

General note

See: Box 11, Folder 105

Box: 5 Folder : 56 132nd Regiment of New York Infantry
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 "Council of War," painting showing generals Meade and Grant at Massaponax Church, photographed by Timothy O'Sullivan
1964 May 21
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Generals Robert Anderson and Ambrose Burnside
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 General Ambrose Burnside and his contraband
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 General Samuel W. Crawford and staff
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 General Robert S. Foster and staff
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 General Ulysses S. Grant and staff at Cold Harbor
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 General Samuel Heintzelman and staff
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 General George G. Meade and staff
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 General George G. Meade and corps commanders of the Army of the Potomac
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 General Alfred Pleasanton and staff
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Admiral Porter and officers
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 General John Sedgwick and others
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Major General Edwin V. Sumner and staff
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 General Unger and staff
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Stanton Wells and others
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Unidentified groups
undated

Group (Studio)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Folder : General Ambrose B. Burnside and staff

General note

See: Box 11, Folder 106

undated
Box: Folder : General Samuel W. Crawford and staff

General note

See: Box 11, Folder 106

undated
Box: Folder : General Ulysses S. Grant and staff

General note

See: Box 11, Folder 106

undated
Box: 5 Folder : 57 General Philip Sheridan and staff
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 57 General William T. Sherman and staff
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 57 Sergeants, 2nd New York Mounted Rifles, Company L
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 57 Unidentified groups
undated

Groups with Abraham Lincoln

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 58 Groups with Abraham Lincoln
1861-1862, undated

Individuals

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 59 Unidentified soldiers
undated

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Series III: Havemeyer Collection

Scope and Contents note

Series III holds prints donated to the New-York Historical Society by Henry Osborne Havemeyer (1876-1965) in September 1961. Havemeyer gave "78 photographs of the Civil War 1861-1864 in two canvas covers" which were mounted on taupe paperboards by the Society at a later date. The photographs are arranged in two subseries, Scenes and Portraits. Many of the images in this series also appear in Series I.

Scenes are filed alphabetically by state. Portraits are filed by type and thereunder alphabetically by General.

Scenes

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 60 Pennsylvania--Gettysburg
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 61 South Carolina--Charleston
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 62 South Carolina--Port Royal
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 63 Virginia--Alexandria
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 64 Virginia--Bull Run
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 65 Virginia--Centreville
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 66 Virginia--City Point
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 67 Virginia--Deep Bottom
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 68 Virginia--Fort Brady
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 69 Virginia--Fredericksburg
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 70 Virginia--Manassas
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 71 Virginia--Petersburg
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 72 Miscellaneous
undated

Portraits--Group

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 73 Regiments
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 74 Generals and staff--Birney, Ambrose Burnside, Samuel W. Crawford, Edward Ferrero, Foster
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 75 Generals and staff--David Gregg, Griffin, George Hartsuff
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 76 Generals and staff--Rufus Ingalls, James Ledlie, John Martindale
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 77 Generals and staff--Philip Sheridan, Edwin Sumner, Terry, Godfrey Weitzel, Orlando Willcox
undated
Box
6
Folder
78
 

Portraits--Individuals, undated

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Series IV: "Incidents of the War"

Scope and Contents note

Series IV holds albumen prints by various photographers that were mounted on letterpress sheets for sale to the public. Published in series and distributed during the war, these prints are a good source for attribution as both the negative and photograph maker are credited. Many of the photographs are dated as well.

At the end of the series is a single and odd image by W. Morris Smith of Washington, DC, a photograph of a composite photograph to which Smith had added a rather crudely painted foreground (signed and dated by him on a rock at the lower left).

The series is arranged in four subseries by photographer-publisher: Brady; Gardner; Gardner Published by Philp and Solomons; and Smith. Thereunder they are filed alphabetically by image title.

Brady, Mathew B., Studio

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 79 1st Rhode Island Reg., (Camp Sprague) [Burnside]
1861
Box: 7 Folder : 80 22nd Reg., New York Infantry National Guard

General note

One image in 3-3/8 x 3-7/8 inch format

1862
Box: 7 Folder : 80 22nd Reg., New York Infantry National Guard

General note

Five images in 6-1/2 x 8-3/4 inch format

[1863]

Gardner, Alexander

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 81 Antietam Bridge, No. 1, September 1862
1862
Box: 7 Folder : 81 Battery No. 4, Near Yorktown, May 1862
1863
Box: 7 Folder : 81 Burnside Bridge, No. 1, September 1862
1862
Box: 7 Folder : 81 Encampment at Manassas, March 1862
1862
Box: 7 Folder : 81 Fairfax Court-House
1863
Box: 7 Folder : 81 Fredericksburg, No. 2
1863
Box: 7 Folder : 81 Gen. Burnside and Staff, Warrenton, November 1862
1862
Box: 7 Folder : 81 General Post-Office, Army of the Potomac, Brandy Station, VA, December, 1863
1865
Box: 7 Folder : 81 Group at Mrs. Lee's, near Birkittsville, MD, November 1, 1862
1862
Box: 7 Folder : 82 Interior View of Breastworks on Round Top, Gettysburg
1863
Box: 7 Folder : 82 Marshall House, Alexandria, VA, August, 1862
1865
Box: 7 Folder : 82 Military Telegraphic Corps Army of the Potomac, Berlin, October 1862
1862
Box: 7 Folder : 82 Quaker Guns, Centreville, March 1862
1862
Box: 7 Folder : 82 Pontoon Bridge Across the Potomac, Berlin, October 1862
1862
Box: 7 Folder : 82 Slave Pen, Alexandria, VA, August 1863
1865
Box: 7 Folder : 82 Stone Church, Centreville, Used as a Hospital after the Battle of 18th July 1861
1862
Box: 7 Folder : 82 Stone Church, Centreville, VA, March, 1862
1865

Gardner, Alexander, Published By Philp & Solomons.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 83 Army Church built by 50th N.Y.V. Engineers at their Winter Camp in Front of Petersburg
[1864]
Box: 7 Folder : 83 Dutch Gap Canal, Looking North, 2d April 1865
1865
Box: 7 Folder : 83 Interior View of Traverse after Bombardment of Fort Fisher, NC
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 83 Ruins of Arsenal, Richmond
undated

Smith, W. Morris

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 84 Signal Camp of Instruction, Georgetown, DC
1865

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Series V: "Brady's Album Gallery"

Scope and Contents note

Series V contains two types of small format photographs published by the Mathew Brady Studio. The albumen prints were mounted on card stock letterpress printed with copyright data, and with a paper label on the verso giving the image number and a description of the scene shown. The images were issued both in carte de visite (2-1/2 x 4 inches) and album (4-1/2 x 6 inches) size, as well as in stereograph format; they were meant for purchase by soldiers and the general public. The series holds comparable examples of some of the images, including both sizes of number 427, "Prof. Lowe reconnoitering at Battle of Fair Oaks and telegraphing to McClellan's headquarters." A comparison of the two sizes clearly shows how a cropped version of the album card image was used on the carte de visite, but the same size paper text label used on both.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : Image numbers 102-646, not inclusive

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Series VI: Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War

Scope and Contents note

Series VI holds random plates from that two-volume, 100-image album of views published after the war by Philp & Solomons (Washington: 1866). The publication consisted of albumen prints taken by Alexander Gardner during the war, which were mounted within a lithographed border on sheets with letterpress captions. The plates found here came from a variety of sources, and many have been cropped to various dimensions, possibly having to do with their exhibition history. The Society does hold a complete copy of the Sketch Book, located in the library collections, but does not have a complete set of loose plates. There are duplicates of many of the plates, and many of the images appear in Series I and III.

Images are filed by plate number taken from the published volumes. This plate set is not complete.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 85 Plate 3 - Fairfax Court-House

Plate 4 - Stone Church, Centreville

Plate 5 - Fortifications on Heights of Centreville

Plate 6 - Quaker Guns, Centreville

Box: 9 Folder : 86 Plate 8 - Mathews House, Battle-field of Bull Run

Plate 9 - Ruins at Manassas

Box: 9 Folder : 87 Plate 22 - Signal Tower, Elk Mountain, overlooking Battle-field of Antietam

Plate 24 - Scene in Pleasant Valley, foot of South Mountain, Maryland

Plate 25 - Pontoon Bridge, across the Potomac at Berlin

Box: 9 Folder : 88 Plate 33 - Evacuation of Aquia Creek

Plate 40 - A Sharpshooter's Last Sleep, on Battle-field of Gettysburg, July, 1863

Box: 9 Folder : 89 Plate 41 - Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter, Battle-field of Gettysburg, July, 1863

Plate 44 - Slaughter Pen, foot of Round Top, Battle-field of Gettysburg

Plate 46 - Provost Marshal's Office, Aquia Creek

Box: 9 Folder : 90 Plate 51 - The "Shebang," or Quarters Sanitary Commission, Brandy Station

Plate 52 - Residence of Quartermaster Third Army Corps

Plate 53 - Headquarters Christian Commission, in the Field

Plate 54 - Field Hospital, Second Army Corps Brandy Station

Plate 56 - Headquarters New York Herald, in the Field

Plate 57 - Camp Architecture

Plate 58 - Pontoon Boat

Box: 9 Folder : 91 Plate 61 - Commissary Department, Headquarters Army of the Potomac

Plate 62 - U.S. Military Telegraph Construction Corps.

Plate 67 - Quarles' Mills, on the North Anna

Plate 68 - Charles City Court-House

Box: 9 Folder : 92 Plate 73 - U.S. Military Telegraph Battery Wagon

Plate 74 - Poplar Grove Church, built by the 50th N.Y.V. Engineers

Plate 77 - Army Forge Scene

Plate 80 - Johnson's Mill, near Petersburg

Box: 9 Folder : 93 Plate 81 - View of Gas Works, Petersburg, showing effects of bombardment

Plate 82 - View on the Appomattox, near Campbell's Bridge

Plate 83 - Quarters of Men in Fort Sedgwick, generally known as Fort Hell

Plate 84 - View of the Interior of Fort Stedman

Plate 85 - Blandford Church, Petersburg

Plate 86 - Interior view of Confederate Works at Gracie's Salient

Plate 87 - Dutch Gap Canal, James River

Plate 88 - Ruins of Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, across the James

Plate 89 - Libby Prison, Richmond

Box: 9 Folder : 94 Plate 91 - Ruins of Arsenal, Richmond

Plate 92 - View on Canal, near Haxall & Crenshaw's Mill, Richmond

Plate 99 - McLean's House, where Grant & Lee signed the Capitulation

Plate 100 - Dedication of Monument, on Bull Run Battle-field

Box: 9 Folder : 95 Text pages

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Series VII: Naval Scenes and Sites

Scope and Contents note

Series VII includes a mammoth plate photograph of the U.S. Iron Clad Ram, Dictator, which was designed by John Ericcson and built at the Delamater Iron Works in New York. The monitor-class boat was 320 feet long with two guns and a ram at both ends. Sent to the assault on Fort Fisher, the boat had mechanical problems and returned to port. Eventually decommissioned, the Dictator was sold for scrap in 1883.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 96 U.S.S. Wabash
undated
Box: Folder : U.S. Iron Clad Ram Dictator, at Delameter Iron Works, New York, photograph by J. H. Beals & Co.

General note

See: Box 11, Folder 107

1863
Box: 10 Folder : 97 Miscellaneous
undated

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Series VIII: Relief Organizations

Scope and Contents note

Series VIII includes a view of a field tent of the Christian Commission, as well as two images of the New York Women's Central Relief Organization, in which well-dressed women sort relief supplies in a storefront near Cooper Union

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 98 Christian Commission
1863 Aug
Box: 10 Folder : 99 Women's Central Relief Association, New York (2 images)
1864-1865
Box: 10 Folder : 100 Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Philadelphia
1864-1865

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Series IX: Later Platinum and other Prints

Scope and Contents note

Series IX holds photographs printed after the war; generally these were printed in the 1880s.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 101-103 Photographs printed after 1865
[1880-1889]

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Oversize Photographs

From Series I: War Scenes and Sites

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 103 South Carolina--Fort Sumter
1865

From Series II: Portraits

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 104 Composite - Cartes de visite of military officers and statesmen; collection of O.H. Oldroyd of Columbus, Ohio
1866
Box: 11 Folder : 104 Composite - General R.E. Lee and Staff by Rockwell and Cowell
1866
Box: 11 Folder : 104 Composite - Soldiers' Fair in Springfield, MA, December 22, 1864, By J.C. Spoone
1865
Box: 11 Folder : 105 Group - Field - 12th Regiment of New York Infantry
1865
Box: 11 Folder : 106 Group - Studio - General S.W. Crawford and staff
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 106 Group - Studio - General A.B. Burnside and staff
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 106 Group - Studio - General U.S. Grant and staff
undated

From Series VII: Naval Scenes and Sites

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 107 U.S. Iron Clad Ram Dictator, at Delameter Iron Works, New York, photograph by J. H. Beals & Co.
1863

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