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the name of M. B. Brady — few to-day are worthy to carry his camera case, even as far as ability from the photo-graphic standpoint goes.
I was, in common with the Cape Codders, following the ocean from 1859 to 1864; I was only home a few months--1862-63--and even then from our boys who came home invalided we heard of that grand picture-maker Brady, as they called him.
When I made some views (with the only apparatus then known, the wet plate ), there came a large realization of some of the il to be written.
It would compare favorably with the story of many battles.
And it does not
Camp life of the invading army
This picture preserves for us the resplendent aspect of the Camp of McClellan's Army of the Potomac in the spring of 1862.
On his march from Yorktown toward Richmond, McClellan advanced his supply base from Cumberland Landing to White House on the Pamunkey.
The barren fields on the bank of the river were converted as if by magic into an immense city of tents stretc
istrict Regiment, then at Camp Yates on the State Fair Grounds at the western edge of Springfield.
On June 28th this regiment became the Twenty-first Illinois Volunteers, and on July 3d started for northern Missouri.
This photograph was taken in 1862, after Grant had left Camp Butler and was winning laurels for himself as Commander of the District and Army of West Tennessee.
Mounting artillery in Fort Darling at Camp defiance
Reaching out for the river
These busy scenes were enacory of warfare.
It began at Fort Henry and ended at Vicksburg, covered a year and five months, and cost tens of thousands of human lives and millions of dollars' worth of property — but it was successful.
Eastern Kentucky, in the early days of 1862, was also in considerable ferment.
Colonel James A. Garfield had driven the Confederate commander, General Humphrey Marshall, and a superior force into the Cumberland Mountains, after a series of slight encounters, terminating at Paintsville on t