It has been argued that photographs of the American Civil War made it the first war accessible in all its horror to those who were not a part of experiences related to combat. This section identifies the photographers who made this possible. The Library of Congress provides a list of known photographers during the American Civil War.
Barnard, George N. (1819-1902)
Matthew Brady (1823-1896)
Smithsonian Institute’s coverage of Matthew Brady Biographical information is available here on the Library of Congress American Memory Collection on the Civil War.