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About the Photographs & Illustrations Used at this Site

Gardner (seated w/lens) and Associate w/Photo Wagon, 1867
Gardner (seated w/lens) and Associate w/Photo Wagon, 1867

Most of the photographs and illustrations used at Antietam on the Web come from the fine collection of Civil War images at the US Library of Congress. Where a picture is from another source, that source should be clearly identified near the image. In the case of the Participants' pictures, most are found in the collections of the US Army Military History Institute or the Library of Congress, but many of them are from unknown, but presumed public sources. The AOTW icons, site logo, and other miscellaneous graphics are of my own design and construction.

The Antietam Photographs

Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) and his assistant James F. Gibson (b. 1828), photographers with Mathew Brady's studio, arrived on the battlefield at Sharpsburg 2 days after the battle, and made a large number of exposures there and nearby. These images were later displayed to a shocked public in New York, and may have been the first ever published which so clearly showed the death and destruction of war. Gardner returned to Sharpsburg in October 1862, during President Lincoln's visit to General McClellan, and took pictures of that event as well. It is becasue of these men that we have such a fine record of the actual scene of the fighting.

star See more about ... these photographs, and not incidentally, the battle, in this magnificent book:
William A. Frassanito, Antietam : the photographic legacy of America's bloodiest day, Scribner, 1978

About Image Copyrights

Except where I have personally created original images, I have intended to use only pictures from publically owned archives, or will obtain the consent of copyright owners before use. In no way do I mean to infringe on any one else's copyright or ownership of this material.

If you believe your ownership or copyright has been infringed upon at this site, please notify me as soon as possible, and I'm sure we can resolve any issues.

star See more about ... copyrights in general, at the Copyright page at the US Copyright Office.