Alexander Gardner, (1821-1882)
This photograph captures the Confederate dead alongside the Hagerstown Turnpike. The road, which leads into Sharpsburg from the north, saw heavy fighting in the first hours of the battle, as General McClellan's Union Army of the Potomac attacked General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Glass, stereograph; wet collodion
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Library of Congress