As residents pitched in to help bury the dead after the end of the Battle of Gettysburg, photographers from New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia rushed to the scene of the carnage. Although they arrived after the action had ended, they did document the fallen soldiers from both sides and horses and farm animals. Their cameras also captured the shattered landscape and the ruined buildings and structures. The photographers included Mathew Brady, Frederick Gutekunst, Alexander Gardner, and local photographers Charles and Isaac Tyson and their assistant William Tipton.
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