The Civil War photographs of Mathew Brady hold a canonical place in American history. This complete collection was published in 1912. It has been unavailable for nearly 100 years. 'The Civil War was the first industrialized conflict and wreaked more death and destruction than any previous war. The damage to cities, homes, and roads was enormous. The numbers of dead exceeded anything known before. But after the war was over, the cities were rebuilt, the dead were buried, and these horrors of war were hidden from our view'.