"The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1-3, 1863, at a small town in Pennsylvania. With an estimated 50,000 Confederate and Union casualties, the battle was a major turning point in the American Civil War." reads the introduction of the Library of Congress‘s latest set Gettysburg.
The set shows the works of photographers and other artists telling the story of the battle. You will find photos from Alexander Gardner, Timothy O’Sullivan, the Tyson Brothers, and Carol M. Highsmith as well as drawings by Alfred R. Waud, the newspaper artist who was on the scene for the whole battle.
As always, we invite you to comment on and tag the photos to expand the Library of Congress’ catalogue with your knowledge, helping to make these photographic treasures become even more accessible to future generations. Maybe you even have photos from the site that you can pair with the historical views – to leave one of your photos in the comments, simply copy its URL and paste it in square brackets – [URL] – into the comment text.
Tip: While you’re busy helping our Commons institutions, why not check out your own photos and see which ones you could enrich by adding some tags to them?
Photos from The Library of Congress.