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Dead Confederate soldier in a trench at Petersburg, VA.

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Identifier: P0084-0707

Title: Dead Confederate soldier in a trench at Petersburg, VA.

Description: Photograph of dead Confederate soldier lying in a ditch. Head wound and blanket have been colored in with ink. "PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY THE WAR FOR THE UNION" (printed vertically on obverse side). "WAR VIEWS This View was taken in the Rebel Trenches, the morning after the Storming of Petersburg, Va., April 2d, 1865, and shows a dead Rebel Soldier who must have died instantly, his left temple and part of the head was carried away by a shell or solid shot, his blanket is across his breast, tied in the usual way, and his musket by his side, his rations lay scattered all around him. Half way up the side of the embankment is a foot passage, and the bottom of the Trench contains about two feet of water; our Union Soldiers had to charge across these works." (printed on reverse side). Three cent stamp on reverse side.

Rights:

Place: United States
Virginia
New York

Dates: 1865-04-02

Type(s): Photograph (Stereograph)
Image

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
soldier
unidentified
uniform
dead
Death
corpse
confederate
Petersburg
stereograph
stereocard
battle
trench
blanket
man
Armed Forces
E. and H.T. Anthony
Battles

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