GARDNER, ALEXANDER (1821-1882) Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan at Antietam, October 3, 1862.
Albumen print on card mount with a double-ruled border in light green and Gardner's 1862 imprint along the bottom edge. The image 3 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches (85 x 110 mm); the card 4 1/2 x 6 inches overall. Some spotting to image and mount, slight abrasion to upper mount edges, remants of a label to mount verso with the contemporary ink signature "I. Dewey/Washington." Framed
The less common of the two group photographs depicting President Lincoln in full length before General McClellan's tent near the battlefield at Antietam, taken as he toured the grounds on October 3rd, 1862. The twelve-hour battle on September 17th had claimed the lives of 23,000 men and is considered the bloodiest day in American history. While somewhat of a stalemate militarily, at Antietam the Union Army had managed to repel the northern advances of the Confederate Army and Lincoln seized the opportunity to gain further ground in this critical period. Just weeks after this photograph was taken, Lincoln removed McClellan from command for his inability take advantage of the situation. Here we see from left to right, Buck Juit, Ward Hill Lamon, Ozias Hatch, Gen. Randolph B. Marcy, Capt. Wright Rives, Gen. McClernand, Lincoln, Lt. Col. Andrew B. Porter, Gen. George McClellan, Joseph Kennedy, John Garrett, and Col. Thomas S. Mather. Mount is lightly soiled and stained; more heavily on the verso. This image is rare in this format. O-65.
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