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        Interpreting Civil War Photography | A Biography of America

        After many of the Civil War battles, photographers took pictures of the mangled bodies waiting to be buried. This annotated image from A Biography of America reveals how the recent invention of photography was used to depict the events and impacts of the Civil War. Does this 1863 photograph, "Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter (A Dead Confederate Soldier in Devil's Den)," depict an actual battlefield scene, or did the photographer, Alexander Gardner, contrive it?

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