Federal Camp at Johnsonville, Tenn. This view taken at Johnsonville the day before the evacuation…. In the foreground is the depot platform and just back of that is the 1st Tennessee Colored Battery. The War for the Union. No. 6646. The War Photograph & Exhibition Company, Hartford. Stereo, Robin Stanford Collection. Union soldiers standing on a platform at the Johnsonville depot overlooking the supply camp of the First Tennessee Colored Battery, an African American light artillery battery. This was taken just before the Confederate attack, November, 1864.

About the opening program

Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection Exhibition Opening and Program

Location: DeGolyer Library
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time: Reception 6pm Texanan Room, Lecture 6:30pm with Richard McCaslin, PhD; Stanley Marcus Reading Room
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About the exhibit (January 15th – March 15th)

Brownsville during Federal occupation, Pontoon Bridge over Rio Grande River. ca. 1866, Louis de Planque (attributed). Carte de visite, Robin Stanford Collection.

Over the course of forty years of collecting, Robin Stanford has amassed an exceptional group of Civil War photographs, numbering in the thousands. The most striking aspect of her collection is not only the sheer quantity of images, mostly stereographs, but the number of rare views by almost unknown photographers and in locations not much documented. For the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the DeGolyer Library is displaying the Robin Stanford photograph collection.

A book on the collection by curator of photographs Anne E. Peterson, The Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection, will be available for purchase through the library for $20.00.

Additional images from the exhibition

Earth Entrenchments and Cannon, Maryland Heights, Harpers Ferry. War Views. No. 2168. 1861, published by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York. Stereo, Robin Stanford Collection.

Camp Dinner. War Views – Army of the Potomac. No. 2056. ca. 1862, Thomas C. Roche (attributed), published by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York. Stereo, Robin Stanford Collection.

Dead Confederate soldier in trenches before Petersburg. The War for the Union. April, 1865, Thomas C. Roche, War Photograph & Exhibition Company, Hartford. Stereo, Robin Stanford Collection.

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