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The Civil War was a lethal affair. Hundreds of thousands were killed or wounded as they confronted the new technologies of war with older styles of fighting. After the battles, photographers took pictures of the mangled bodies left waiting to be buried.

1. There are many more images from Northern than from Southern photographers. Why might that be and what, if anything, does the difference suggest about the two regions during the Civil War?

2. In his memoirs, U.S. Grant commented that "Wars produce many stories of fiction, some of which are told until they are believed to be true." How might photographs, most of which were not contrived in the way that Gardner's Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter was, have shaped the stories told about the war?


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