Where to Learn More

Belle Boyd House. [Online] www.travelwv.com/bellepic.htm (accessed on October 8, 1999).

Boyd, Belle. Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison. New York: Blelock, 1865. Reprint, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.

Markle, Donald E. Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War. New York: Hip-pocrene Books, 1994.

Scarborough, Ruth. Belle Boyd: Siren of the South. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1983.

Mathew Brady

Born 1822 or 1823 Warren County, New York Died January 15, 1896 New York City, New York

Civil War photographer His studio produced many of the war's most famous photographs

Mathew Brady

Born 1822 or 1823 Warren County, New York Died January 15, 1896 New York City, New York

Civil War photographer His studio produced many of the war's most famous photographs

Mathew Brady is the most famous of the many American photographers who documented the Civil War in pictures. He did not personally take many of the photographs that made him famous. Instead, failing eyesight forced him to hire teams of photographers to take care of the actual camera work. But it was Brady who led the effort to use photography as a way of recording the events of the Civil War for future generations. "[Mathew Brady] would serve history and country," wrote Carl Sandburg in The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln. "He would prove what photography could do by telling what neither the tongues nor the letters of soldiers could tell of troops in camp, on the march, or mute and bullet-riddled on the ground."

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