| Acclaimed Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner took this famous image of |
President Lincoln's meeting with General George McClellan after Antietam on Oct. 4, 1862.
(Library of Congress collection)
... perhaps the early fall day was chilly for the president, who wore gloves ...
... and on the ground next to Lincoln lies a trophy of war, one of 39 Rebel flags captured at the Battle of Antietam.