This two-volume project of the National Historical Society contains some images appearing in print for the first time. They have been reproduced from the original glass-plate negatives. The set includes indexes. Battlefield photographs of the Fredericksburg area appear on pages 60 through 62 in Volume I and pages 76 and 147 in Volume II.
Andrew J. Russell was possibly the only Civil War soldier who was also an official Civil War photographer. This work reproduces all the photographic prints in a scrapbook entitled "United States Military Railroad Photographic Album." The captions and the sequence of pictures have been altered. The first three photographs appearing in this edition are from Fredericksburg. Photographs number 15 through 23 also show scenes from the Fredericksburg area.
This 3,497-page, 10-volume set has 3,389 photographs taken during the war. In addition to battlefields, many photographs of camp scenes, hospitals, prisons, forts and artillery, army movements, and material also appear. Volume X contains the index to the entire set. According to the index, photographs of Fredericksburg appear in nine of the ten volumes. There are no photographs in volume VI. Photographs showing activity on the Rappahannock River appear in volumes I and II and volumes IV through IX.
Lossing compiled this chronological summary and record of all of the engagements that occurred during the war from the official records of the War Department. In this work, Lossing reproduces the official Brady War Department photographs. The book is not indexed. It is a chronological account of the war. However, the photographs that appear on each page do not always correspond with the accompanying text. Some of the photographs are not identified in detail. Page 129 shows the effect of 32-pound shell from Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. The location is not identified as Fredericksburg. A photograph of a pontoon bridge on the Rappahannock appears on page 234. The accompanying text account is a discussion of activities in the Mississippi Valley in 1861. Pages 304 through 307 describe the Battle of Fredericksburg. Six photographs accompany the text. Although the activity described in Chapter XIX occurs in the Southwest, more photographs of the Fredericksburg area appear on pages 309, 311, 315, 317(?), 319, and 321.
This unabridged reprint of the 1866 edition contains 100 photographs, all of which are the original size. Plates 29 through 33 relate to the Fredericksburg area. An explanatory page of text introduces each plate.
Each of the sixteen parts of this two-volume set provides full accounts of one or more battles. Photographs by Mathew B. Brady and Alexander Gardner illustrate the set. Ohio State University history professor Henry W. Elson provides the explanatory text, Elson's New History. The battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville appear in part seven. The Battle of Wilderness and Spotsylvania and the Bloody Angle appear in part eleven.
This companion volume to the nine-part public television series contains more than 500 illustrations. Some of the photographs have never appeared before. The accounts of the Battle of Fredericksburg as well as some very memorable photographs of the area appear on pages 168 through 174. On page 185, one can almost feel the bitter January cold as the three Confederate pickets huddle around the fire and struggle to stay warm.
This is a collection of Civil War images photographed by Mathew Brady and his assistants. On page 79, view the destruction on the Fredericksburg battlefield caused by a single projectile fired by gunners of the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. Pages 152 and 153 show federal engineers rebuilding the town's infrastructure. Although the caption states that the rail track near the Potomac is being repaired, the photograph clearly refers to the Rappahannock. The photograph on page 232 shows the remains of the Phillips house that had been seized by General Burnside during his assault on the town. Look on page 251 for the last Fredericksburg photograph that Brady took. He used a telescopic lens and climbed to the top of a railroad bridge to make this photo of a group of men under the command of Robert E. Lee.
"A cheesebox on a shingle," scoffed one observer as the USS Monitor steamed slowly toward the Confederacy's hulking iron battleship in March 1862. But the odd-looking contraption with its revolving gun turret revolutionized naval warfare.Its one great battle in the spring of 1862 marked the obsolescence of wooden fighting ships and may have saved the Union. Its terrible end in a winter storm off Cape Hatteras condemned sixteen sailors to a watery grave. And the recovery of its 200-ton turret in August 2002 capped the largest, most complex and hazardous ocean salvage operation in history.
(From the publisher's description)
The first ironclad ships to fight each other, the Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimack), were the unique products of American design genius and ingenuity, North and South. In one afternoon, in a battle that lasted four hours, they ended the three-thousand-year tradition of wooden men-of-war and ushered in, as Admiral John A. Dahlgren called it, "the reign of iron."In this absorbing history, novelist, historian, and tall-ship sailor James L. Nelson, through in-depth research and a storyteller's voice, brilliantly recounts the story of these magnificent ships, the men who built and fought them, and the extraordinary battle that made them legend.