Gettysburg Photos

Photos of Gettysburg / Battle of Gettysburg Pictures

Were it not for the Gettysburg photos, historians and individuals alike would find it near impossible to visualize the story of the Battle of Gettysburg. The photos along with battlefield accounts, create a strong picture of what transpired on July 1-3, 1863.

Gettysburg: A Journey In TimeEarly Photography at GettysburgHistoric Photos of Gettysburg

The photos of Gettysburg have been painstakingly analyzed and researched by historians over the last 150 years, and have provided many clues as to the strategies employed and executed during the battle.

The Gettysburg photo, "Dead Confederate sharpshooter at foot of Little Round Top" is perhaps the most famous, and is a very powerful image in its simplicity. It is one of the most sought after Battle of Gettysburg pictures.

Most images directly after the battle were captured by Alexander Gardner and his assistant Timothy H. O'Sullivan starting on July 4, 1865. The Gettysburg photos they captured will forever captivate and intrigue those curious about the bloodiest conflict of the Civil War.

Dead Confederate sharpshooter at foot of Little Round TopJohn L. Burns, the
Dead Confederate sharpshooter at foot of Little Round Top - July, 1863 by Timothy H. O'SullivanJohn L. Burns, the "old hero of Gettysburg," with gun and crutches - July, 1863 by Timothy H. O'Sullivan

The Blue and the Gray at Gettysburg, Assembly Tent, Gettysburg Celebration, PennsylvaniaConfederate dead gathered for burial at the edge of the Rose woods, July 5, 1863
The Blue and the Gray at Gettysburg, Assembly Tent, Gettysburg Celebration, Pennsylvania - c1913Confederate dead gathered for burial at the edge of the Rose woods - July 5, 1863 by Alexander Gardner

6) Incidents of war. A sharpshooter's last sleep, Gettysburg

Gen. Lee's headquarters
Incidents of war. A sharpshooter's last sleep, Gettysburg - July, 1863 by Alexander GardnerGen. Lee's headquarters - W.H. Tipton & Co., photographers and publishers, [between 1863 and 1890]


6) Incidents of war. Gettysburg, Pa., The cemetery gatehouse

The Bryan house on 2d Corps line, near scene of Pickett's Charge
Gettysburg, Pa., The cemetery gatehouse - July, 1863The Bryan house on 2d Corps line, near scene of Pickett's Charge - July, 1863

6) View of Little Round Top

Bodies of Federal soldiers, killed on July 1, near the McPherson woods
View of Little Round Top - July, 1863Bodies of Federal soldiers, killed on July 1, near the McPherson woods - July, 1863 by Timothy H. O'Sullivan

6) Dead Confederate soldiers in the

12) Interior view of breastworks on extreme left of the Federal line

Dead Confederate soldiers in the "slaughter pen" at the foot of Little Round Top - July, 1863 by Alexander GardnerInterior view of breastworks on extreme left of the Federal line - July, 1863 by Alexander Gardner

6) Four dead soldiers in the woods near Little Round Top

12) Three Confederate prisoners

Four dead soldiers in the woods near Little Round Top - July, 1863 by Alexander GardnerThree Confederate prisoners - July, 1863

6) Gettysburg camp of Captain Huft

12) In Trossel's barnyard, Gettysburg

Gettysburg camp of Captain Huft - July, 1865In Trossel's barnyard, Gettysburg - July, 1863

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