November 3, 2009

Resource: Old Photos Related to the American Civil War

Today I opened an email that announced an interesting online resource at Southern Methodist University in Texas. The first link I clicked on brought up old photos of the Fishers Hill Battlefield.

The Civil War: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints digital collection contains a variety of photographs related to the people, places and events surrounding the U.S. Civil War. For example, the collection includes a unique set of cartes-de-visites of Civil War generals and related officials. The collection also contains an album of photographs by T. Dwight Biscoe (1840-1930) and Walter S. Biscoe (1853-1933) on a trip through Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania primarily of Civil War battlefields and locales in 1884. Mounts include detailed descriptions about the battles, and the date, time and weather when the photographs were made. Sites include: the battlefields of Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek near Winchester, Virginia, Harper's Ferry, Antietam and Hagerstown, Maryland.

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