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Guide to the Andrew J. Russell photographs of the American Civil War

M4013

circa 1861-1865


Descriptive Summary

Identification: M4013


Creator :Russell, Andrew J.


Title: Andrew J. Russell photographs of the American Civil War


Dates: circa 1861-1865


Extent: 1 cubic feet


Language: English



Collection is open for research.


Biographical Note

Nineteenth-century American Civil War and Union Pacific Railroad photographer Andrew J. Russell was born in Walpole, New Hampshire, on March 20, 1829, and raised in New York State. After earning several commissions as a portrait and landscape painter, he helped form a local militia at the outset of the Civil War. He learned photography after joining the Army and, in the spring of 1863, was made the Army's first official photographer under General Herman Haupt. Following the War he was hired by the Union Pacific Railroad to photographically document the construction and completion of the eastern portion of the American transcontinental railroad.

Russell died in Brooklyn, New York, in September 1902.

Sources:

Finding aid for A. J. Russell Photographs of the Construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, accessed March 4, 2014, http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/construction-union-pacific-railroad.

Finding aid for Andrew J. Russell Stereograph Collection, Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum, accessed March 4, 2014, http://cprr.org/Museum/Russell_Catalog.html.

Scope and Contents note

Consists of 58 photographs taken by Andrew J. Russell during the American Civil War, primarily in the vicinity of Alexandria, Virginia.

Subjects

Alexandria (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works.
Photographs.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works.

Contents List

Box 1 Item 1
1860s
Long Bridge Washington in the Distance As it appeared during the War of 1861-65

27cm x 39cm on 33cm x 50cm mat.

Box 1 Item 2
1860s
[Brick ruins]

24cm x 32cm on 36cm x 44cm mat.

Box 1 Item 3
1860s
Bull Run Bridge on Orange & Alex. R. Rd.

23cm x 34cm on 28cm x 40cm mat

Box 1 Item 4
1860s
[Wooden building]

21cm x 32cm on 27cm x 45cm mat

Box 1 Item 5
1860s
No. 172. Soldiers’ remains unburied on the battle-field of Bull Run

25cm x 33cm on 30cm x 46cm mat

Box 1 Item 6
1860s
U.S. military rail road station on Maryland Avenue, Washington, D.C. during the War of Rebellion

29cm x 41cm on 32cm x 41cm mat

Box 1 Item 7
1860s
No. 137. City Point R. R. Depot. Flotilla of transports and barges in the distance

24cm x 32cm on 36cm x 41cm mat

Box 1 Item 8
1860s
Forage Dept. Washington

24cm x 33cm on 36cm x 43cm mat

Box 1 Item 9
1860s
Loading forage. Quarter Masters Depot. Alexandria, Va

24cm x 33cm on 36cm x 46cm mat

Box 1 Item 10
1860s
View taken at Alexandria, Va. of gun and soldiers stationed in Fort Rogers. War of 1861-65

30cm x 38cm on 35cm x 49cm mat (mat has tears on left and right sides)

Box 1 Item 11
1864
On board Russian Flag Ship. [Word indecipherable* possibly name of ship] while anchored near Alex., Va., 1864

25cm x 33cm on 36cm x 43cm mat

Box 1 Item 12
1860s
Flag Ship of the R [probably Russian] Fleet anchored off … War of 1861-1865

32cm x 40cm on 37cm x 40cm mat (mat torn in middle of title)

Box 1 Item 13
1860s
[Wooden building]

22cm x 33cm on 36cm x 45cm mat

Box 1 Item 14
1860s
Convalescent camp near Alexandria, Va

24cm x 32cm on 36cm x 45cm mat

Box 1 Item 15
1860s
Quarter Masters Wharf. Alexandria, Va

26cm x 33cm on 34cm x 43cm mat

Box 1 Item 16
1860s
[Soldiers posed beside an observation or signal tower]

26cm x 35cm on 30cm x 46cm mat

Box 1 Item 17
1860s
[Quartermaster’s Dept. US Army]

24cm x 33cm on 35cm x 45cm mat

Box 1 Item 18
1860s
[Wooden bridge]

18cm x 34cm on 35cm x 45cm mat

Box 1 Item 19
1864
No. 88. Street scene, Culpepper. March, 1864

24cm x 34cm on 36cm x 46cm mat

Box 1 Item 20
1864
No. 156. Quartermaster’s Buildings, City Point. July 28, 1864

24cm x 32cm on 35cm x 43cm mat

Box 1 Item 21
1860s
[Naval officers posed on deck of ship]

23cm x 32cm on 35cm x 44cm mat

Box 1 Item 22
1864 June 28
Arlington House. General Robert Lee's property

39.5cm x 28.2cm on 39.6cm x 33.6cm mat

Box 1 Item 23
1860s
Bull Run Bridge on Orange & Alex R. Road, Virginia

33.8cm x 22.3cm on 45.4cm x 35.2cm mat

Box 1 Item 24
1860s
Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, VA.

37.9cm x 28.7cm on 50.5cm x 35cm mat

Box 1 Item 25
1860s
Bridge over Cabin John Greek, near Georgetown

33cm x 24.7cm on 45.8cm x 35.8cm mat

Box 1 Item 26
1860s
Near Alexandria, VA

31cm x 23.5cm on 44cm x 35.3cm mat

Box 1 Item 27
1860s
View of U.S. Bakery in Alexandria, VA during War of the Rebellion

38.8cm x 30cm on 38.8cm x 33.5cm mat

Box 1 Item 28
1860s
[Figures loading wood in Wagon]

31.2cm x 21.8cm on 45.1cm x 35.2cm mat

Box 1 Item 29
1860s
[Camp on bank of river]

32.5cm x 23.8cm on 45.8cm x 35.5cm mat

Box 1 Item 30
1860s
United States Arsenal, Washington D.C.

39.4cm x 31.1cm on 39.5cm x 35.7cm mat

Box 1 Item 31
1860s
View taken in U.S. Arsenal grounds, Washington D.C.

38.5cm x 31.6cm on 38.7cm x 35.5cm mat

Box 1 Item 32
1860s
Arsenal Yard, Washington D.C.

32.1cm x 24cm on 44cm x 35cm mat

Box 1 Item 33
1860s
Statuary on the [Capital, Washington D.C.]

33cm x 24.8cm on 45.4cm x 35.5cm mat

Box 1 Item 34
1860s
United States Treasury, Washington D.C.

39.2cm x 29.3cm on 39.4cm x 33.7cm mat

Box 1 Item 35
1860s
Round House. U.S.M.R. Rd Depot, Alexandria, Va

25cm x 33cm on 35cm x 44cm mat

Box 1 Item 36
1860s
No. 209. Office of Harbor Master. Alexandria, Va

24cm x 33cm on 35cm x 46cm mat

Box 1 Item 37
1860s
U.S.A. Wagon Transportation

24cm x 32cm on 29cm x 44cm mat

Box 1 Item 38
1860s
[Railroad junction]

24cm x 31cm on 35cm x 44cm mat

Box 1 Item 39
1860s
Arsenal. Washington, D.C.

23cm x 32cm on 28cm x 46cm mat

Box 1 Item 40
1860s
Arsenal. Washington, D.C.

25cm x 33cm on 36cm x 43cm mat

Box 1 Item 41
1860s
View taken in Georgetown D.C. during War of the Rebellion

31cm x 38cm on 36cm x 41cm mat

Box 1 Item 42
1860s
[Bridge and brick wall, with snow]

18cm x 34cm on 36cm x 45xcm mat

Box 1 Item 43
1860s
Commissary U.S.M.R.R. Alexandria, Va.

25cm x 34cm on 36cm x 43cm mat

Box 1 Item 44
1860s
[Unidentified house, with picket fence]

21cm x 33cm on 35cm x 45cm mat

Box 1 Item 45
1860s
Machine & Car Shops. R. Rd Hospital & residence of [ink faded on following three words]

17cm x 23cm on 31cm x 34cm mat

Box 1 Item 46
1860s
U.S. General Hospital. [Fairfax] Street, Alexandria, Va

28cm x 35cm on 35cm x 46 cm mat

Box 1 Item 47
1860s
No. 300. Engines stored in Washington D.C. to prevent their falling into Rebel hands in case of a Raid on Alexandria

25cm x 32cm on 34cm x 44cm mat

Box 1 Item 48
1860s
View taken during War of 1861-65 in U.S. M. Rail Road Yard. Alexandria, Va

29cm x 39cm on 35cm x 39 cm mat

Box 1 Item 49
1860s
[Church with two soldiers in doorway]

23cm x 33cm on 35cm x 45cm mat

Box 1 Item 50
1860s
[Soldiers posed in front of unidentified mansion]

25cm x 33cm on 32cm x 41cm mat

Box 1 Item 51
1860s
[Unidentified buildings]

22cm x 32cm on 36cm x 46cm mat

Box 1 Item 52
1860s
City Hotel. Royal Street. Alexandria

25cm x 32cm on 36cm x 44cm mat

Box 1 Item 53
1860s
[Construction site]

19cm x 30cm on 36cm x 46cm mat

Box 1 Item 54
1860s
[Young man seated on rocks in stream]

24cm x 32cm on 36cm x 44cm mat

Box 1 Item 55
1860s
[Young man seated on rocks in stream]

26cm x 35cm (no mat) (2nd copy)

Box 1 Item 56
1864
No. 155. Great Falls, Potomac River. 1864

23cm x 33cm on 32cm x 42cm mat

Box 1 Item 57
1860s
View of Long Bridge. Taken during the War of Rebellion

30cm x 37cm on 33cm x 37cm mat

Box 1 Item 58
1860s
Close-up of bridge with soldiers crossing

24cm x 33cm on 36cm x 46cm mat

Box 1 Item 59
1860s
Fort Lyon. Alexandria, Va

23cm x 31cm on 35cm x 46cm mat

Box 1 Item 60
1860s
View near Georgetown D. C. Washington in the distance. Taken during the War of 1861-65

30cm x 40cm on 36cm x 40 cm mat


Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries

Processing

Finding aid prepared by Francesca Viola, Melissa Hubbard, and Lora J. Davis, March 4, 2014.

Citation

[Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known)], M4013, Andrew J. Russell photographs of the American Civil War, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.

Materials Available in Alternative Format

Digital copies of the photographs are available via the Colgate University Libraries Digital Collections site: http://diglib.colgate.edu/cdm/search/collection/p101901coll5.



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