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Civil War Battlefields Then & Now (Then & Now)

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Documenting the rise and fall of the Confederacy during the Civil War was a new figure on the battlefield: the war photographer. It was the first major conflict to be recorded by cameras, and men such as Mathew Brady, George Barnard, Timothy OSullivan, and Alexander Gardner made their names by capturing unforgettable images of the death and destruction brought about by war. We have their photographs of sites such as Fort Sumter and Gettysburg in those crucial moments--but what do those sites look like today, so many years later?

Civil War Battlefields Then and Now juxtaposes their classic images with photos of the sites as they look now. Some, like Hagerstown Pike, are remarkably well preserved, while others, like Fort Sedgwick, no longer exist. At the end of the war, many cities, industries, and railroads lay in ruins--but today they are once again bustling sites of commerce and residence. Arranged chronologically, Civil War Battlefields Then and Now is a fascinating look at the crucial sites of our nations history.

About the Author

James Campi, Jr. is a fourteen-year political communications veteran with a life-long interest in the American Civil War. He is currently responsible for government and public relations at the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Civil War battlefields. He has also written several articles related to the Civil War. Prior to joining CWPT, he wrote political commentary for a national nonprofit government watchdog group, served as press secretary for a Pennsylvania congressman, and handled media relations for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Northern Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607107491
Author:
Campi, James, Jr.
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Author:
Campi Jr., James
Subject:
United States / South / East South Central (AL, MS, KY, TN)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Then & Now Thunder Bay
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color and BandW photos throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
6.75 x 7.75 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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