This photograph of a scene in Antietam, Md. shows bodies, possibly moved in order to keep the church in the background. The photograph was taken by Alexander Gardner, who worked for a time as an assistant to Matthew Brady.

This photograph of a scene in Antietam, Md. shows bodies, possibly moved in order to keep the church in the background. The photograph was taken by Alexander Gardner, who worked for a time as an assistant to Matthew Brady.

Matthew Brady Civil War | matthew brady is the most well known civil war photographer although ...

Matthew Brady Civil War | matthew brady is the most well known civil war photographer although ...

General Meade in Uniform: Union General George Meade (1815-1872) played a critical role in defeating Confederate forces in the Battle of Gettysburg (photograph by Matthew Brady).

General Meade in Uniform: Union General George Meade (1815-1872) played a critical role in defeating Confederate forces in the Battle of Gettysburg (photograph by Matthew Brady).

These are the officers of the "Fighting 69th." They were Irish immigrants who formed the 69th New York Artillery. This Matthew Brady photo was take at the 69th's duty station where they were assigned to protect Washington, D.C. Their cannon, incidentally, was "baptized" by a priest.

These are the officers of the "Fighting 69th." They were Irish immigrants who formed the 69th New York Artillery. This Matthew Brady photo was take at the 69th's duty station where they were assigned to protect Washington, D.C. Their cannon, incidentally, was "baptized" by a priest.

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