place of birth unknown
Brady went to see an eye doctor about an inflammation in his eyes (his eyesight later started failing).
Began to study photography with Samuel Morse.
Brady went to photograph the aftermath of the battle at Gettysburg.
Brady went bankrupt (after the war, there wasn't much interest in his photos, so Brady was unable to pay his business dept, and later filed for bankruptcy).
Mathew Brady sold his collections for $25,000 in order to pay off his debt.
A carriage accident renders Brady with 2 broken legs.
Mathew Brady dies in New York and is buried beside his wife in Congressional Cemetery in Washington D.C.