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.


William O. Hart
A portrait of William Hart on his birthday, sent to his friends,
William O. Hart
A portrait of William Hart,
William T. Shaffer
Portrait of William T. Shaffer,
Wilson Carter
Newspaper clipping of Wilson Carter, a freed slave,
Winnie Davis
Winnie Davis as Queen of Comus,
Winnie Davis
Advertisement for Dr. Harter's Iron Tonic,
Winnie Davis Memorial Bedroom
Winnie Davis' memorial window
Memorial window erected at Naragansett, RI to Miss Winnie Davis,
Wm. A. Freret
Professional portrait. Writing in pencial reads: "Mayor ? - 42",