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September 15, 2017

American Civil War: 15 Portrait Photos of Confederate States Army's Generals From the Early 1860s

Mathew Brady (1823-1896) was one of the most prolific photographers of the nineteenth century, creating a visual documentation of the Civil War period (1860-1865).


During the Civil War, Brady and his associates traveled throughout the eastern part of the country, capturing the effects of the War through photographs of people, towns, and battlefields. Additionally, Brady kept studios in Washington, DC and New York City, where many influential politicians and war heroes sat for portraits.

This set from The U.S. National Archives that contains amazing portrait photos of Confederate generals photographed by Mathew Brady during the American Civil War.

Brigadier General Abraham Buford (1820-1884)

Brigadier General Dudley McIver DuBose (1834-1883)

General Charles Edward Hooker (1825-1914)

General James Longstreet (1821-1904)

General James Lusk Alcorn (1816-1894)

General John Brown Gordon (1832-1904)

General John Echols (1823-1896)

General Jones Mitchell Withers (1814-1890)

General Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891)

General Mansfield Lovell (1822-1884)

General Pierce Manning Butler Young (1836-1896)

General Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard (1818-1893)

General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870)

General Roger Chew Weightman (1787-1876)

General Thomas Jonathan 'Stonewall' Jackson (1824-1863)



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