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.
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 Top - July, 1863 by Timothy H. O'Sullivan
John 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, Pennsylvania - c1913
Confederate dead gathered for burial at the edge of the Rose woods - July 5, 1863 by Alexander Gardner
Incidents of war. A sharpshooter's last sleep, Gettysburg - July, 1863 by Alexander Gardner
Gen. Lee's headquarters - W.H. Tipton & Co., photographers and publishers, [between 1863 and 1890]
Gettysburg, Pa., The cemetery gatehouse - July, 1863
The Bryan house on 2d Corps line, near scene of Pickett's Charge - July, 1863
View of Little Round Top - July, 1863
Bodies of Federal soldiers, killed on July 1, near the McPherson woods - July, 1863 by Timothy H. O'Sullivan
Dead Confederate soldiers in the "slaughter pen" at the foot of Little Round Top - July, 1863 by Alexander Gardner
Interior view of breastworks on extreme left of the Federal line - July, 1863 by Alexander Gardner
Four dead soldiers in the woods near Little Round Top - July, 1863 by Alexander Gardner