Frederick Eugene Durbec

Frederick Eugene Durbec

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 1 Oct 1894 (aged 57–58)
Clarkesville, Habersham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Clarkesville, Habersham County, Georgia, USA
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Frederick "Eugene" Durbec was one of the first Civil War photographers.

'Charleston's Civil War Photographers: Osborn & Durbec'
"Among the most important Civil War photographers were J. M. Osborn and F. E. Durbec, yet they were partners for only three and a half years. The images they took of plantation life in South Carolina in 1860 are among the only American documentary photographs showing scenes with African-American slaves. They were at the epicenter of the rebellion and their photographs of the shell-torn forts in Charleston Harbor in April 1861, after the surrender of Fort Sumter, which are still widely published today, established that Confederate photographers took the war's first images. The story of these two men and how they came together as unlikely partners in photography, until the war ended that alliance, has never been told until now."

The above paragraph is from the April 2015 issue of Battlefield Photographer Magazine published by The Center for Civil War Photography. Please contact me if you would like a copy of the article.


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2D LIEUT
FREDERICK E DURBEC
CO E
25TH SC INF
CSA
1836
OCT 1 1894


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Eugene Durbec (1836–1 Oct 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54437668, citing Old Clarkesville Cemetery, Clarkesville, Habersham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Andy House (contributor 46893120) .