President Lincoln on Battle-Field of Antietam

Alexander GardnerOctober 1862

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of President Abraham Lincoln visiting the Army of the Potomac near Harpers Ferry after the Battle of Antietam. The President stands at the front and center of the group facing Major General George McClellan, and rests one hand on the back of a chair as the soldiers gather around him. Tents from the army's encampment are visible in the background.


  • Title: President Lincoln on Battle-Field of Antietam
  • Creator: Alexander Gardner
  • Date Created: October 1862
  • Location Created: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 16.6 × 22.7 cm (6 9/16 × 8 15/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.944.2.1.23
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Alexander Gardner (American, born Scotland, 1821 - 1882)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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