U. S. Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865. It was one of the first wars to be photographed. The technology of photography had advanced to the point where photographers were able to go onto the field of battle and photograph actual battle scenes. As a result, we have thousands of photographs of the Civil War.
The best known photographer of the Civil War was Matthew Brady. Because of his efforts, we have thousands of photographs of the Civil War.
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