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Confederate and Union Generals Photographic Collection,, 1860

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80pa111 Guide to the Confederate and Union Generals Photographic Collection, ca. 1860s Processed by: Staff, Richard N. Leigh; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta Special Collections Audio-Visual Archives Special Collections University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Copyright 2005 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from typescript by rekeying. Date of source: 2003 Description is in English. Guide to the Confederate and Union Generals Photographic Collection, ca. 1860s Collection number: 80PA111 Contact Information Audio-Visual Archives Special Collections University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-2654 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Processed by: Staff, Richard N. Leigh Date Completed: 2003 Encoded by: Christian Trombetta Copyright 2005 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. Confederate and Union Generals Photographic Collection, 80PA111 Unknown .5 cu. ft. (1 box): 15 items The materials are in English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 ca. 1860s Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Images are within the public domain. [Identification of item], Confederate and Union Generals Photographic Collection, 80PA111, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893 Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876 Buckner, S. B. (Simon Bolivar), 1823-1914 Confederate States of America Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 Davis, Varina, 1826-1906 Hill, Ambrose Powell, 1825-1865 Jackson, Thomas Jonathan, 1824-1863 Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862 Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1807-1891 Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 Marshall, Humphrey, 1812-1872 Price, Sterling, 1809-1867 Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 Thompson, Meriwether Jeff, 1826-1876 United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works During the Civil War, a popular photographic process was albumen printing, and the most popular format for the print was the carte de visite. Albumen (the whites of eggs) was coated on photographic paper, to bond light-sensitive chemicals to the image. When done properly, this produced an image with superior tonality marked by purplish blacks and rich, warm color. Since numerous albumen prints could quickly be manufactured from a single negative, popular albumen photographs could be cheaply mass-produced. Such was the case for this collection of Civil War generals (predominantly Confederate), that were distributed nationally much like baseball cards are today. This collection, while not comprehensive, does include portraits of Jefferson Davis, Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. The Confederate and Union Generals Photographic Collection, ca. 1860s consists of fifteen images of Civil War generals. The first fourteen are albumen carte de visite portraits of individual Confederate generals and the last image is a gelatin developing-out paper (DOP) copy print portraying a group of Union generals. Related Material Hathaway Family Photographic Collection, PA59M113, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Hunt-Morgan Photographic Collection, PA96M3, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Warner, Ezra J. Generals in blue; lives of the Union commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964. Warner, Ezra J. Generals in gray; lives of the Confederate commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959. Container List 1 1 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889); President of Confederate States of America, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 2 Brigadier General Humphrey Marshall, (1812-1872) C.S.A.; U.S. Congressman (1849-1852, 1855-1859); diplomat to China (1852-1854) and elected to the Confederate Congress, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 3 Brigadier General Meriwether Jeff Thompson (1826-1876) C.S.A.; Commander of the First Military District in Missouri, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 4 Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823-1914) C.S.A.; organized Kentucky State Militia, one of the most successful Confederate Generals, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 5 Major General Sterling Price (1809-1867) C.S.A.; governor of Missouri, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 6 General Albert Sidney Johnston (1083-1862) C.S.A.; Commanded western theater; killed at the Battle of Shiloh, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 7 General Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891) C.S.A.; most senior ranked U.S. military figure to join the Confederacy, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 8 Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865) C.S.A.; killed during the siege of Petersburg, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 9 Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883); Vice-President of the Confederate States of America, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 10 General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) C.S.A.; eventually named commander-in-chief of Confederate forces, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 11 General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893) C.S.A.; commander at Fort Sumter, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 12 General Braxton Bragg (1817-1876), C.S.A.; lead the Army of Tennessee to victory at the Battle of Chickamauga, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 13 Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A.; major victories at Manassas (twice), Antietam, Chancellorsville, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 14 Varina Davis (Mrs. Jefferson Davis) (1826-1906); First Lady of the Confederate States of America, Albumen carte-de-visite 1860's 1 15 A group picture of Union Generals: Jefferson C. Davis, William. B. Hagan, Oliver O. Howard, John A. Logan, Joseph A. Mouer, William T. Sherman and Dewey W. Slocum, Gelatin developing-out paper 1880's