Images from the Civil War and Reconstruction


The Louisiana Research Collection preserves a renowned collection of images pertaining to the Civil War and its aftermath. Among its holdings are more than 1,000 photographs, lithographs, and drawings from the Louisiana Historical Association depicting the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Subjects include political leaders, soldier and regimental portraits, studio portraits of general officers, photographs of memorial committees and veteransí organizations, and forts and battlefields. Also included are images pertaining to the Army of Northern Virginia, the Washington Artillery, and photographs of Confederate monuments. Many of the images are unique, and many are by some of New Orleansís more noted photographers.


Ben McCulloch
Ben McCulloch
Benjamin Butler 'Beast Butler'
Newspaper clipping of Major-General D. F. Butler, U. S. A massachusates in command of the federal troops of the department of Anapolis, MD. (Case 9 Main Hall No. I42),
Benjamin Palmer
A portrait of Benjamin Palmer,
Benjamin Palmer
A print of Benjamin Palmer,
Bethel Baptist Church
"Bethel Baptist Church Built on the spot where Jefferson Davis was born. The monument is being Built to the right near the cross.",
Birthplace of General A. S. Johnston
A photograph of the Birthplace of General Albert Sidney Johnston in Washington, Kentucky; it is said that General Nelson of the Federal Army was born here as well,
Blind Babies Home
Postcard: Burnining Mortgage Blind Babies home with Mrs. Alden identified.,
Brierfield plantation house
Brig. Gen. Ben McCulloch
Brigadier General A. Buford
Brigadier General Archer
Brigadier General Archer
Brigadier General J. L. Chamberlain
Engraved portrait of Brigadier General J. L. Chamberlain.,
Burials of Union and Confederate soldiers
A group of Confederate soldiers dead at Cold Harbor, Va 1862; a group of un-buried soldiers on the battlefield; a group of dead Union soldiers at Gettysburg in 1863,
Burton N. Harrison
An Etched, signed portrait of Burton N. Harrison,
Bush Johnson
A portrait of General Bushrod Rust Johnson,
Butler Benjamin 'Beast Butler'
Cartoon Of Benjamen Butler as a hyena with the graves of A. S. Johnston, Washington Artillery, and Colonel Chas D. Dreux behind him., "Grand Federal Menagerie!! Now on Exhibition!! The great Massachusetts Hyena an extraordinary animal newly discovered, true to his traditional instincts he violates the grave!",