June 20, 1864. Petersburg, Virginia (vicinity)
"The execution of Sergeant William Johnson, Negro soldier, at Jordan's farm.
Hanged for Desertion and an Attempt to Outrage the Person of a Young Lady at the New-Kent Courthouse."
(Supposedly he insulted a white woman and was made an example of to other soldiers who might be
considering desertion; the outcome was not what the Federal Army had hoped for.)
Wet plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan
July 7, 1865. "Washington, D.C. Hanging hooded bodies of the four conspirators; crowd departing."
Lincoln assassination conspirators Mary Surratt, Lewis Payne, David Herold and George Atzerodt
shortly after their execution at Fort McNair.
Wet plate glass negative by Alexander Gardner
Mobile, Alabama, Circa 1901
"Duncan Place and Semmes Monument."
8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
January 1, 1863. "Contrabands coming into camp -- arrival of Negro family in the Union lines."
This image, half of a stereograph pair, was turned into a sketch by the artist Alfred Waud and appeared
in the Jan. 31, 1863, issue of Harper's Weekly over the caption " An arrival in Camp -- under the
Proclamation of Emancipation."
Wet plate negative by David B. Woodbury.
February 1864
"Brandy Station, Virginia. Tent of A. Foulke, sutler, 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery."
Wet plate glass negative by James F. Gibson.