"Freedom's Banner. Charley, A Slave Boy from New Orleans", 1863-64. In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners. Photographs of Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger, Rosina Downs, and Augusta Broujey were mass-produced and sold as part of the campaign.
Shiloh Survivor James F. Putnam by D.P. Barr of Vicksburg, Miss. James Franklin Putnam (1839-1887) participated as a private in the Battle of Shiloh with the Eighth Ohio Light Artillery (a.k.a. Markgraf's Battery). A few months after the engagement he received a commission as a lieutenant. He and his fellow gunners served in the Vicksburg Campaign, including the action at Champion's Hill. Putnam ended his war service as a captain. The Eighth Ohio Light Artillery Monument at Vicksburg…
Alexander Gardner (American, 1821–1882). [President Abraham Lincoln, Major General John A. McClernand (right), and E. J. Allen (Allan Pinkerton, left), Chief of the Secret Service of the United States, at Secret Service Department, Headquarters Army of the Potomac, near Antietam, Maryland], October 4, 1862. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.1221)
*MATHEW B. BRADY~(May18, 1822 -Jan15,1896)was one of the first American photographers,best known for his scenes of the Civil War.He studied under inventor Samuel F.B.Morse,who pioneered the daguerreotype technique in America.Brady opened his own studio in New York in 1844+ photographed AndrewJackson +Portrait of MathewB.Brady by Charles Loring Elliott,1857.Brady would soon hit the road in a covered wagon-darkroom,a trailblazer of photojournalism during the Civil War.