|Burnside Bridge in 1862. (Photo: Connecticut State Library)|
According to a old donation slip, the original plates for these images are housed elsewhere, perhaps in Springfield, Mass., or Washington today. The Antietam images in the book, most of which are familiar to students of the Civil War, are nonetheless fascinating because of their clarity. The paper at right, found inside the album and dated March 16, 1944, details how the Connecticut State Library acquired the images. Click on that image to enlarge it.