Civil War Soldiers Rare Footage

Using a single lens camera that he had devised. It is one of the earliest examples of motion picture and the first with war as the subject matter. Shot at 16-18 frames per second, only photographic copies of parts of the paper filmstrip exist today.

The subject matter is thought to be The Army of Northern Virginia advancing thought Maryland prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. This footage was preserved by the National Film Registry in 1991 for being ”a historically significant film.”












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