The President and General McClellan on the Battle-field of Antietam


Type - photograph or illustration


Title - caption or label given by the creator

The President and General McClellan on the Battle-field of Antietam

Creator - photographer or artist

Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer
M. B. Brady, publisher

Date Created

October 1862

Abstract - summary of image contents

President Abraham Lincoln and Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan sitting in a tent during Lincoln's visit to Antietam in October 1862.

Subject - ex: soldier(s) in uniform, landscape, city street, interior scene, etc.


Spatial Coverage - the place depicted (geographical location)

Antietam Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland

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albumen silver print

Rights - a statement of any use restrictions or ownership

This item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States because copyright has expired, but we have not determined its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. You are responsible for your own use.

Source - owner or repository of original or digital image

Library of Congress

Description - notes, provenance, or other information about the image

- "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1862, by Alex. Gardner, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia."
- Title from item. Date printed on photo is Oct. 4, but the photo was probably taken on Oct. 3.
- Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 111.

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