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A photograph of the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in early July 1863 by Alexander Gardner and Timothy O’Sullivan.

This photograph of the town of Gettysburg after the arrival of army forces is the work of Civil War photographers Alexander Gardner and Timothy O’Sullivan. With other photographers, Gardner and O’Sullivan captured many scenes at Gettysburg and shared them with the American public through exhibits and publications. Photographers at Gettysburg and other Civil War battles carried heavy, cumbersome equipment onto the field and risked personal safety in order to document the war.