add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next
Zoom in Zoom out Pan left Pan right Pan up Pan down Maximum resolution Fit in window Fit to width Rotate left Rotate right Hide/show thumbnail
Dead Union soldier on Gettysburg battlefield
Dead Union soldier on Gettysburg battlefield
Resource Typeimage
TitleDead Union soldier on Gettysburg battlefield
Coverage / YearJuly 1863
DescriptionPhotograph, b/w
InterpretationThis photograph was taken on the field at Gettysburg nineteen hours after the last day's battle. This soldier was killed by a shell from a Confederate gun. This stark portrait of death is a terrible reminder of the true price of war.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAntebellum Society and the Civil War; Civil War - Matthew Brady Photos; Civil War Battle Cubes; Photographing War
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorBrady, Matthew B., 1823-1896
SourceThe Real American Tragedy, by Homsey-Simon Production Company, 149 p., 1952, (p.87)
Subject / KeywordsUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Gettysburg Campaign, 1863; Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863; Soldiers; Civil War
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifierbrady11.jpg
CONTENTdm file name315421612003_brady11.jpg
powered by CONTENTdm ® | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Homepage ^ to top ^