During Mr. Weir’s 4th grade class we talked about how photographs became important PRIMARY DOCUMENTS during Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency. The book that I shared the pictures from is Lincoln Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Life by Martin Sandler. It is in the Cherry Valley library. Its call number (address) is 973.7. You’ll find many other books about the Civil War under this same call number. One that many boys like is You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Civil War Soldier (Ratliff, Thomas). It was miserable!
For other great photographs of the American Civil War go to the Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/