Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals

March 30, 2012 – May 8, 2016

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, North Floor Plan

Although Mathew Brady may be best known for his photographic documentation of the Civil War, his New York and Washington galleries also did a brisk business throughout the conflict by producing studio portraits of the ever-changing roster of Union army generals. Featuring modern albumen prints made from the original Brady negatives in the museum's Frederick Hill Meserve Collection, this installation includes portraits of many of the North’s military leaders, from George McClellan and Ambrose Burnside to William Tecumseh Sherman and Ulysses Grant.