Photograph [ambrotype]

Date:
1861

All too often the high cost of duty is captured in images of young couples just starting a life together. Here George W. Sandoe and his wife Diana are seen in an ambrotype taken two years before George was killed in a skirmish with Confederate cavalry near Gettysburg on June 26, 1863.

Description (physical):

Glass, paper. H 9.3, W 9.3, T 1.2 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0062
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Carte De Visite Of An Unknown Bride

Date:
c. 1861

This carte-de-visite or photograph of an unidentified woman in a wedding dress was found on the Gettysburg battlefield by Samuel Griffiths, Company H, 29th Pennsylvania Infantry. Who she was and the fate of the soldier who carried the image remain a mystery.

Description (physical):

Paper. L 9.4, W 5.6 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0065
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park