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Civil War Photograph Album






Created by

Mark E. Martin




Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University





Contents of inventory



Biographical/Historical Note                                          

Scope and Content Note                                               

List of Series

Series Descriptions                                                        

Index Terms                                                                  

Container List





Size:                   1 v.; 17 x 22 cm.; 0.5 linear ft.; 167 photographic prints.



Locations:          Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, Texas.



Dates:                1862-1900, n.d.


Bulk Dates:       1862-1900, n.d.


Languages:        English.


Summary:          The album contains photographs of mostly Confederate Civil War military personnel. Many of the individuals depicted are identified.


Source:              Unknown.


Access:              No restrictions.


Copyrights:        Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original material is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.


Citation:             Civil War Photograph Album, Mss 2572, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.



Location(s):         M:22



Biographical/Historical Note


The Civil War Photograph Album contains portraits of military personnel who fought during the American Civil War, 1861-1865. The album has 50 pages; each page has a capacity for four (4) photographs, and most of the photographs (cartes-de-visite) are Confederate enlisted men and officers.



Scope and Content Note


The collection contains a total of one hundred thirty seven (137) cartes-de-visite (1862-1900, n.d.), and thirty (30) modern black and white copies (March 9, 1984) of some of those cartes-de-visite. Of the cartes-de-visite, one hundred twenty nine (129) are individual portraits, three (3) are group portraits, and five (5) are copy photographs of art works used as filler cards. The modern black and white copies where created by the Photoduplications Department of the Louisiana State University on 1984 and represent twenty-nine (29) individual portraits and one (1) group portrait.



List of Series


Series I.   Cartes-de-visite. 1862-1900, n.d.


Series II. Modern Black and White Photographic Prints. March 9, 1984.



Series Descriptions


Series I. Cartes-de-visite. 1862-1900, n.d.


One hundred thirty seven (137) cartes-de-visites, where one hundred twenty nine (129) are individual portraits, three (3) are group portraits, and five (5) are copy photographs of art works used as filler cards.


Series II. Modern Black and White Photographic Prints. March 9, 1984.


Thirty (30) modern black and white copies of some of the cartes-de-visites, representing twenty-nine (29) individual portraits and one (1) group portrait.




Photogaphers’ and Photograph Company’s Names


Anderson, Samuel.


     Anderson & Blessing.

     Anderson & Turner.

     Anderson's Photographic Gallery.

     S. Anderson, photographer.

     S. Anderson's Photographic Gallery.

Blessing, Samuel T., b. ca.1832-1897.

     Anderson & Blessing.

     S.T. Blessing.

Brown & Thompson.

Clark, T. C.

     T. C. Clark's Atelier.

Clarke, John Hawley, b. ca.1831-1914.

     John H. Clarke's Photograph Art Gallery & Painting Studio.

Dexter, Elias.

   Elias Dexter.

E. & H.T. Anthony.

Guay, William, b. ca.1832-

     New Orleans Southern Photographic Temple of Art.

   William Guay, photographer.

Jackson & Knight.

Jacobs, Edward, b. ca.1810-

   E. Jacobs.

   E. Jacobs Photographic Gallery.

Lee, J.

   J. Lee, photographer.

Leeson, William H.

     Leeson, photographer.

     Leeson's Photographic Gallery.

Lilienthal, Theodore.

     Theodore Lilienthal.

     Theodore Lilienthal's Photographic Gallery.

McPherson, William D., b. ca.1833-1867.

     W. D. McPherson, photographer.

Moses, Bernard, 1832-1899.

     B. Moses.

Moses, Edward R., 1833-1905.

     S. Moses & Son.

Moses, Samuel Wolfgang, 1798-1885.

     S. Moses & Son.

New Orleans Southern Photographic Temple of Art.

New York Photographic Co.

Photoduplications Department of the Louisiana State University.

Rosenberger, G. L.

     G. L. Rosenberger's Photograph and Ambrotype Gallery.

Sheldon, James A.

     James A. Sheldon.

Washburn, William Watson, b. ca.1827-1903

     William W. Washburn.

Whitney's Gallery.

Zimmerman, Charles A., 1844-1909.

     Charles A. Zimmerman.


Military Personnel Names


Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893


Blythe, Alphonse

Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876

Branch, E. K.

Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875

Buchanan, Franklin, 1800-1874

Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914


Carloss, W. W.

Chalmers, James R. (James Ronald), 1831-1898


Cheatham, Benjamin Franklin, 1820-1886

Chinn, B. R., d. 1888

Coleman, d. 1865

Cook, William B.

Cooper, Samuel, 1798-1876


Crouch, Henry

Crutcher, James, d. 1875


Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

DeBoulnez, A.

Deering, George, d. 1905

Dirmeyer, Charles

Downer, Lester

Dreux, Charles Didier, d. 1862

Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894

Evans, T.

Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863

Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877

Gardner, Franklin, 1823-1873

Geones, D. E.

Gerrard, A. G.


Hamilton, William B., d. 1888

Hammond, L. M.

Hampton, Wade, 1818-1902

Hardee, William Joseph, 1815-1873

Hays, Harry T. (Harry Thompson), 1820-1876

Hedden, W. H.

Henderson, Frank

Hill, A. P. (A. Powell)

Hill, Ambrose Powell

Hollins, Commodore, d. 1905

Hood, John Bell, 1831-1879

Ivy, Louis Carey

Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863

Jackson, Thomas Jonathan, 1824-1863

Jacquess, J. A.

Johnson, Edward, 1816-1873

Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862

Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891

Jones, d.1865

Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893

Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870

Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh, 1837-1891



Logan, J.

Longstreet, James, 1821-1904

Lovell, Mansfield, 1822-1884

Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871

Mauberet, Leon

McArdle, P.

McGaughey, John, d. 1893

McKnight, Charles, d. 1890

Miles, W. R., d. 1900


Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864

Murray, James, d. 1865

Norris, J. E.

O'Neal, J. G.


Pemberton, John C. (John Clifford), 1814-1881

Phillips, Wille A., d. 1867

Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878

Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864

Price, James W., d. 1877

Price, Sterling, 1809-1867


Roberts, A. W.

Semmel, Charles, d. 1877

Semmes, Raphael, 1809-1877


Sharp, Dan

Smith, E. Kirby (Edmund Kirby), 1824-1893

Smith, Fred, d. 1891

Spratley, J. W.

Steedman, I. G. W.

Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883

Strong, Willie A., d. 1908

Stuart, J. E. B. (James Ewell Brown), 1833-1864

Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864

Taylor, Richard, 1826-1879

Temple, Walley

Thompson, M. Jeff, 1826-1876

Tocat, Thomas, Jr.

Toffier, Willie

Trilly, A. J., d. 1866

Trilly, James, d. 1907

Tully, H.

Van Dorn, Earl, 1820-1863

Vaughan, Alfred J., b. 1830

Vaughan, E. L.

West, H., d. 1864

Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906

Whitesides, Sam A.

Whiting, J. W.

Williamson, G., d. 1865

Wilson, M. R.

Wilson, M. R., d. 1904

Wilson, T. F.

Yates, L.


Other Index Terms


Black-and-white photography

Carte de visite photographs

Confederate States of America. Army--Photographs

Confederate States of America. Army--Portraits

Genre drawings--Reproduction

Genre photographs

Genre works--Reproduction

Landscape photography--Potomac River

Landscape photography—Wisconsin

Photographers--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Photographers--New York (State)--New York.


Photographers--Minnesota--Saint Paul.

Potomac River--Photographs

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Portraits

Unknown military personnel


Wisconsin River (Wis.)--Photographs






Location             Box  Folder             Contents                     ___________


M:22                   1         1 – 26              Series I.   Cartes-de-visite. 1862-1900, n.d.


                           1         27                    Series II. Modern Black and White Photographic Prints. March 9, 1984.