Clara Barton Museum

Special Exhibition: “War on Our Doorsteps”

The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office will recreate The Dead of Antietam, Alexander Gardner’s exhibit of photographs taken immediately after the Battle of Antietam. The exhibit will be up from March 1 to May 19, 2018. Experience first-hand the impact these images would have had on Civil War-era Washington residents. The photographs will be displayed in a similar fashion as they were more than 150 years ago in a 3rd floor historic space – just like Gardner’s original exhibit.

The New York Times wrote in 1862 that “If [Gardner] has not brought bodies and laid them in our door-yards and along streets, he has done something very like it…” Read more about Gardner’s photographs and their impact on Washington residents here