FC: A Civil War Photo Book by Enzo Trovato
1: Mathew Brady | Mathew Brady was arguably the most important photographer of the Civil War. Brady was one of the first people in history to use photographs as records of historical events. Brady traveled with a group of assistant photographers during the war. Though he did not take many of the pictures during the war, he was always credited for the photos. Brady is especially known for his portrait photographs. | The reason I chose this picture of Mathew Brady is because his photographs were very important for recording the war. Mathew Brady's photos gave a more detailed look into the Civil War
2: During the War, when soldiers were not fighting, they would often pass the time relaxing in camps. Soldiers enjoyed many activities such as playing cards or playing domino's. Any activity that took their mind of off the war was a relief. | Soldiers at Camp | I chose this picture of soldiers at camp to show how the soldiers entertained themselves during the war. War was tough for soldiers, so they would relax at camps and take their mind off of fighting by playing games.
3: Medical personnel would have to be at each camp to heal the injured and wounded. Doctors would also make medicines when not treating patients to heal wounds faster. The most seen injury was flesh wounds and many times that would lead to amputation of that limb. | Doctors at Camp | I picked this picture of a doctor treating a soldier to show how the war was tough on doctors. Two thirds of the soldiers died from disease and doctors had to make medications to try and treat the sick patients
4: The drummer boys were also very important during the Civil War. The drummer boys would help carry wounded soldiers off of the battlefield. They would also relay information to troops on the battle field through the use of songs. | Drummer Boys | I chose this picture of drummer boys because I found it very interesting on how they gave orders to the soldiers on the battlefield by playing songs.
5: The Civil War was the bloodiest war fought on American soil. Over 600,000 people lost their lives in the conflict. Union casualties: 360,222 Confederate Casualties: 258,000 | Civil War Casualties | The reason why I chose this picture of deceased soldiers is to show how bloody the war was and how so many people lost their lives during the conflict.