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Mathew Brady's Studio
Mr Brady's Photographic Van in the panic from Centreville
Published 'My Diary North and South" by William Howard Russell, (Boston: T.O.H.P. Burnham, 1863) p.460 and discussing the panic within the Union Army at Centreville in Virginia that took place after the defeat at Bull Run during the American Civil War. The description recounts the chaos of war.
Whilst on this subject, let me remark that some time afterwards I was in Mr. Brady's photographic studio in Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, when the very intelligent and obliging manager introduced himself to me, and said that he wished to have an opportunity of repeating to me personally what he had frequently told persons in the place, that he could bear the fullest testimony to the complete accuracy of my account of the panic from Centreville down the road at the time I left, and that he and his assistants, who were on the spot trying to get away their photographic van and apparatus, could certify that my description fell far short of the disgraceful spectacle and of the excesses of the flight.