MEDIA
Railroad Damage During Second Manassas Campaign
Original Author: Timothy H. O'Sullivan
Created: August 1862
Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative; stereograph

Railroad Damage During Second Manassas Campaign

Union soldiers—one of them shoeless—stand beside damaged rolling stock of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad in Manassas Junction in August 1862. This stereograph was made by Timothy H. O'Sullivan, a war photographer then in the employ of Mathew Brady. O'Sullivan was covering Union general John Pope's campaign in northern Virginia, which culminated in the Confederate victory at the Second Battle of Manassas on August 28–30, 1862.