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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.

Container List

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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