Ambrose Everett Burnside, 23 May 1824 - 13 Sep 1881
Albumen silver print
Image/Sheet: 8 x 15.8cm (3 1/8 x 6 1/4")
Mount: 8.7 x 17.6cm (3 7/16 x 6 15/16")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6cm (18 x 14")
Note: Mat will also accomodate NPG.2007.31
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Larry J. West
During periodic visits to the front, Mathew Brady directed the operations of the Civil War cameramen whose photographs would later carry the Brady credit line. On several occasions, Brady chose to portray himself in the company of leading Union army officers. In these stereographs issued by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. from negatives by Brady & Co., the famed photographer is pictured with General Ambrose Burnside at the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, near Richmond, and with General Samuel Heintzelmen and his staff at Arlington House, Virginia.