The Civil War
was the first major war that was fully documented through photography.
This site presents an in depth exploration of Civil War history, through
the extensive photographic record of the conflict. We will study
the war through the eyes of men like Mathew Brady, who painstakingly
recorded the details of the conflict.
The site also includes an in
depth analysis of photography at the time of the Civil War. We
detail the men, their techniques, and the equipment they used.
This site contains a complete record of the photographs which were
taken during the Civil War. Each photograph is annotated with
important historical records. You can explore the collection by
browsing the topics below, or use the search box at the bottom of the
page to find photographs on specific topics. Please note that High
Resolution scans are available of all the material on this site.
Mathew Brady - Civil War Photographer