George N Barnard
(1819 - 1902)
George N. Barnard was active/lived in New York, Tennessee, Connecticut. George Barnard is known for Civil War portrait photography.
Biography George N. Barnard
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George Barnard was born in Coventry, Connecticut, in 1819. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee as a child but returned to the North after leaving school.
Barnard became a photographer and opened his first studio in Oswego, in 1847. He also worked in Cuba before moving to New York where he was employed by Matthew Brady.
On the outbreak of the American Civil War there was a dramatic increase in the demand for work at Brady's studios as soldiers wanted to be photographed in uniform before going to the front-line. The following officers in the Union Army were all photographed at the Matthew Brady Studio: Nathaniel Banks, Don Carlos Buell, Ambrose Burnside, Benjamin Butler, George Custer, David Farragut, John Gibbon, Winfield Hancock,
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