Dead rebel sharpshooter at Gettysburg


Dead rebel sharpshooter at Gettysburg

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Title:
Dead rebel sharpshooter at Gettysburg
Description:
This photograph of the Gettysburg battlefield was selected from an album attributed to Mathew Brady. However, many were not taken by Brady himself, but by his team of unrecognized assistants or by former associates. For example, one of the battle's most memorable images depicts a "rebel sharpshooter at Devil's Den." It was shot by Timothy O'Sullivan, who arrived at Gettysburg two days after the battle ende- Modern research indicates that the body and rifle (not one used by sharpshooters) were also photographed at another location, suggesting that they were most likely moved to Devil's Den, a site used by Confederate sharpshooters.
Creator:
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882
Contributor:
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896
Date:
[1861]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Subjects:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Places:
PennsylvaniaAdams (county)Gettysburg National Military Park
Notes:
Reproduction of the original held by the Boston Public Library, Rare Books Department.
Original: In an album of photographs attributed to Mathew Brady at Boston Public Library, Rare Books Department, 1863.
Extent:
1 photographic print ; 17 x 23 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Identifier:
06_01_007161
Call #:
E468.7 .O88 1863
Barcode:
39999065690495
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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