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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Albumen print of Lincoln & McClellan at Antietam [published by Gardner]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00591 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photographs Date: [Oct 1862], 1892 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Print by Moses Rice, 1892. Reproduction from a negative by Alexander Gardner, 1862. Cf. Ostendorf 66.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, Civil War, Union Forces, Union General, President Military Camp, Battle, Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)

Sub Era: The American Civil War