Processing Information: Collection processing completed 1999 by Marcia Caudell. Finding aid updated 2015/11/16 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
This collection includes 106 Lantern Slides of Civil War history. The collection begins with a photograph of President Abraham Lincoln's inauguration on March 4, 1861. The second slide is a color map of the United States showing free and slave states and marking seceded states. There are 12 slides about the bombardment of Fort Sumter by the Confederates. 27 slides are of the battle of Shiloh on April 6 and 7, 1862. These include maps showing the positions of both armies during the two-day siege. There are single slides of various Civil War battles and events, including the Grand Review of Union Troops at the close of the war. The collection includes 55 portraits of prominent Union and Confederate military officers, as well as politicians of the time.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Civil War lantern slides, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.