Images

Thirty of the one hundred images that comprise Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War have been selected for digitization, along with the title page. The images are offered alongside their original captions. Photographs are organized into seven thematic categories. Use the navigation bar at left to select a theme (in gray letters) to explore.

Images by plate number
Images by photographer

Complete list of images in the order they appear in the book and the thematic grouping to which they belong on this web site:

Plate

Title

Theme

  Title Page  

5

Fortifications on the Heights of Centreville

Devastated by the Army

15

The Moore House. Yorktown, Virginia

To the Memory of the Patriots

16

Inspection of Troops at Cumberland Landing

The Very Life of Camp

17

Military Bridge Across the Chickahominy

Devastated by the Army

22

Signal Tower. Elk Mountain, Overlooking Battle-field of Antietam, Maryland

Advantageous Auxiliaries

23

President Lincoln on the Battle-field of Antietam

Faithful Servants

28

Scouts and Guides to the Army of the Potomac

Faithful Servants

31

Battery D, 2nd U.S. Artillery, in Action

Advantageous Auxiliaries

32

Pontoon Bridge Across the Rappahannock

Devastated by the Army

34

Group of Confederate Prisoners Fairfax Court-House, Virginia

The Blank Horror

35

Gettysburg

Devastated by the Army, Gettysburg

36

Harvest of Death. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 

The Blank Horror, Gettysburg

41

Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Blank Horror, Gettysburg

46

Provost Marshal’s Office

The Very Life of Camp

49

General Post-Office, Army of the Potomac

The Very Life of Camp

56

Headquarters of the New York Herald in the Field, Army of the Republic

To the Memory of the Patriots

62

U.S. Military Telegraph Construction Corps

Advantageous Auxiliaries

63

Breaking Camp

The Very Life of Camp

72

Medical Supply Boat at the Landing

Faithful Servants

73

Field Telegraph Battery Wagon

Advantageous Auxiliaries

75

Mortar Dictator

Advantageous Auxiliaries

76

A Fancy Group, Army of the Potomac

The Very Life of Camp

77

Army Forge

The Very Life of Camp

79

The Pulpit. Fort Fisher, North Carolina

The Blank Horror

83

Quarters of Men in Fort Sedgwick, generally known as “Fort Hell.”

Devastated by the Army

89

Libby Prison. Richmond, Virginia

The Blank Horror

91

Ruins of the Arsenal. Richmond, Virginia

The Blank Horror

94

A Burial Party. Cold Harbor, Virginia

The Blank Horror

99

McLean's House. Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Where the capitulation was signed between Generals Grant and Lee

To the Memory of the Patriots

100

Dedication of Monuments on Bull Run Battle-Field

To the Memory of the Patriots

 


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Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.July, 1863 Albumen print photograph by Alexander Gardner

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