Silent Witness: The Civil War through Photography and its Photographers
Compiled by an acclaimed Civil War historian, this beautiful volume explores how the camera bore witness to the dramatic events of the Civil War.
The Civil War changed America forever, shaped its future, and determined its place in history. For the first time in military history, the camera was there to record these seismic events from innovations in military and naval warfare to the battles themselves, the commanders at critical juncture and the ordinary soldier tentatively posing for his first ever portrait on the eve of battle. Compiled by an acclaimed Civil War historian, this beautiful volume explores how the camera bore witness to the dramatic events of the Civil War. Moreover, it reveals not only how the first photographers plied their trade but also how photography helped shaped the outcome of the war itself leading to improvements in military mapping but perhaps most significantly how the war was reported to anxious families across the North and South.
- Hardcover with dust jacket.
- 328 pages.