This collection contains 54 photographs by photographer Isaac
H. Bonsall (1833-1909) chiefly depicting the landscape and Union Army operations
during the American Civil War in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the surrounding
regions, from approximately 1862 to 1865. The prints primarily document encampments,
buildings, artillery, steamships, railroad bridges, and soldiers. Two images were
not taken by Bonsall and include copyright information for photographer N. Brown.
Isaac H. Bonsall (1833-1909) was born in December 1833. He grew up around Cincinnati,
Ohio, and opened his own photography studio there in the 1850s. In the late 1850s,
he moved to Kansas, and worked primarily in the Leavenworth area, including in a
brief partnership with ambrotypist John T. Needles. During this time, he also worked
in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bonsall returned to Ohio in late 1859.
54 photographs in 2 boxes: albumen prints; various sizes
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