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Thirty images from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War are presented on this web site, digitized according to the standards outlined in the digitzation section of this site. The images are accompanied by Gardner’s original captions, written when the volume was first published in 1865, and organized into seven themes. Please use the navigation bar at left to select a theme (in gray letters) to explore.

High resolution, publication quality versions of the digital files are available on request for a small charge. When requesting digital images, please cite the URL for the page on which you found the image. Please email requests to: rareref@cornell.edu

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President Lincoln on Battle-Field of Antietam, October, 1862. Albumen print photograph by Alexander Gardner.

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