Dead rebel sharpshooter at Gettysburg
- Dead rebel sharpshooter at Gettysburg
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.
- O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882
- Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
PennsylvaniaAdams (county)Gettysburg National Military Park
- 1 photographic print ; 17 x 23 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
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.
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011.
- Call #:
E468.7 .O88 1863