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President Lincoln on battle-field of Antietam, October, 1862 (LOC)

Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer.


President Lincoln on battle-field of Antietam, October, 1862




1 photographic print : albumen ; photo 7 x 9 in. on album page 12 x 15 5/8 in.



Illustration in: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington, [D.C.]: Philp & Solomons, [1865-66], v. 1, no. 23.


Photograph shows Abraham Lincoln at Antietam, Maryland, on Friday, October 3, 1862, during his visit to General McClellan, commander of the Army of the Potomac, to encourage "Little Mac" to attack the Confederate Army. Lincoln is posed standing by a chair and facing McClellan with other Union Army officers grouped outside a tent. From left to right: Colonel Delos B. Sacket, Captain George Monteith, Lieutenant Colonel Nelson B. Sweitzer, General George W. Morell, Colonel Alexander S. Webb [Chief of Staff, 5th Corps], General George B. McClellan, Scout Adams, Dr. Jonathan Letterman [Army Medical Director], unidentified soldier, President Abraham Lincoln, Colonel Henry J. Hunt, General Fitz-John Porter, Joseph C. G. Kennedy, Colonel Frederick T. Locke, General Andrew A. Humphreys, and Captain George Armstrong Custer. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 107)


Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 107.


Title from item.



Lincoln, Abraham--1809-1865.

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles.


Format: Book illustrations--1860-1870.

Portrait photographs--1860-1870.

Group portraits--1860-1870.

Albumen prints--1860-1870.


Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


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Call Number: Illus. in E468.7 .G2


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Taken sometime in 1862