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Learn more about photography during the Civil War, from techniques used in the 1860s — including 3-D photography — to what photos can reveal about battles to tips on taking photos yourself on the battlefield. To see the Civil War Trust's collections of battlefield photos and resources to find more Civil War photos online, visit the Photos Collection »

Photography in Civil War Spread

Photography and the Civil War

An introduction to photography in the Civil War and how it brought the battlefield to the Homefront.Read the article »

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3-D Photography in the Civil War

Civil War Trust & CCWP

Civil War Trust and Center of Civil War Photography's special on 3-D photography in the Civil War.Read the article »

Heisey Article

Showing a Battlefield in its Best Light

Chris Heisey

Photographer Chris Heisey offers some feedback and pointers to all Civil War Trust shooters who love battlefields and enjoy photographing our hallowed sites.Read the article »

Paper and Glass

The Overland Campaign on Paper and Glass

Camp of Instruction

This issue's "Camp of Instruction" feature takes a look at photographs and drawings from artist's who followed the Union Army during the Overland Campaign.Read the article »

Petersburg Crater Drawings

Calamity in the Crater

Page From the Past

The explosion and aftermath at the Crater become synonymous with Petersburg combat, as shown in period sketches.Read the article »

Cedar Mountain Photo Piece Spread

New Insights into Cedar Mountain Photography

Garry Adelman

Short article highlighting the progression of Civil War era documentary photography during the Northern Virginia Campaign in 1862, especially at Cedar MountainRead the article »

Savage Station

In Through the Camera's Lens: Savage Station

Mike Gorman

Matthew B. Brady's photographers capture the human wreckage of the battle of Gaines’ Mill, fought the day before, at Savage's Station the day before the Battle of Savage's Station.Read the article »

Bound for Freedom Spread

Bound for Freedom's Light

The Civil War Trust had the opportunity to discuss the new Bound for Freedom's Light exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery featuring many remarkable images of African-Americans in the Civil War.Read the article »

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