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Photograph by:
Thomas C. Roche, 1826 - 1895  Search this
Published by:
E. & H. T. Anthony, American, 1852 - 1901  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, cardboard, and adhesive
H x W: 3 1/2 × 7 in. (8.9 × 17.8 cm)
Place depicted:
Petersburg, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
This photographic print stereograph depicts the bodies of two (2) deceased Confederate States of America soldiers lying in a trench. The first soldier is in the center foreground and is only partly visible, with most of his body buried under dirt and debris. The second soldier lies in the middle of the photograph with his feet nearest the camera. The tunnels of the trenches visible behind him. In the right foreground is a wooden cheval de frise. The photograph is adhered to orange cardboard. The words "PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY" are printed vertically along the right edge of the mount, while the words "'THE WAR FOR THE UNION" are printed vertically on the left edge. Handwritten in the top left corner in pencil is the text "REBEL FORT MAHONE". Printed text on the reverse of the mount indicates the photograph was taken of Fort Mahone after the battle of Petersburg, Virginia, in April 1865. It also includes the text "PUBLISHED BY E. & H. T. ANTHONY & CO.".
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture