Civil War Photos by Kenneth May



Through the Photography of


Newburgh Museum presents an exclusive exhibit of Civil War photography by Kenneth May photographed throughout the United States including Newburgh Remembers.

Mr. May has been the official photographer for Civil War re-enactments including Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,  Perryville, Kentucky, Corydon, Indiana, Jackson, Michigan along with many others throughout the country. He will again be the official photographer for this year’s 155th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg Reenactment, along with many others throughout 2018. In addition to reenactments, Kenneth has documented over 400 Civil War battlefields and sites throughout the country, and his photography continues to be used in Civil War publications and the US National Park Service.

His reenactment photography brings to life a part of our past history reflecting the life struggles of the Union and Confederate soldiers, as well as the impact with homes and families, during everyday life to survive a war where at times, neighbor fought against neighbor and brother against brother.

Two of Mr. May’s canvases will be auctioned during “Newburgh Remembers” July 20-22.  Stop by the museum to place your sealed bid. Please see instructions below on how to bid on each canvass.

The museum invites you to step back in time as the Civil War unfolds through photographs and enjoy the craft of a great photographer. The Newburgh Museum, located at the corner of State and Main Streets, is open to the public on Friday and Saturday 11-3:00.  Group tours are available by calling 812-853-5045 to schedule a date and time.  The Museum is accessible to all.

This Civil War Reenactment canvass was taken in Hartford City, IN. You may place a sealed bid by visiting the museum. Place your bid in a sealed envelope. The highest bid will be revealed on Sunday, July 22nd after the Architecture of Historic Homes in Newburgh lecture beginning at 11:45 am CT at Preservation Hall.



This Civil War Reenactment canvass was taken at the 2017 Newburgh Remembers night firing of the cannon. You may bid on this canvass through silent auction held during the Cotillion Ball held at Rolling Hills Friday, July 20th beginning at 5:30 pm CT.