Have you ever heard the saying “I learn something new every day”? I had to hire the best roofing contractor Homewood AL has to offer because of the recent storms in the area. He was using a drone to take photographs of my roof and apparently he is a novice photographer on the side. I told him about how my side project is to research and write about the Civil War and he mentioned that it wasn’t until the Civil War period that photography was used to capture iconic war images of battlefields, armies, and the difficult times of that era. This conversation with him sparked my curiosity about the use of photographs during the Civil War, so I decided to research the subject a little bit further.