A black and white photograph of men advertising with signs posted on their horse and buggies

Wagons and camera of Sam A. Cooley, U.S. photographer, Department of the South.

Photography in the Civil War

Learn more about photography during the Civil War, from techniques used in the 1860s — including 3-D photography — to what photos can reveal about battles to tips on taking photos yourself on the battlefield.

John L. Burns

John Lawrence Burns was born in Burlington, New Jersey , on September 5, 1793 . He is sai d to have beg u n his military service after he enlisted in...