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Unknown [Oval salt print of unidentified member of the Union Forces]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00555 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: circa 1860 Pagination: 1 salt print : b&w ; 43.0 x 32.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Portrait of an unidentified member of the Union Forces. Identified on verso as "Col. Greene, A.Q.M.," likely referring to Colonel George Sears Greene, but this portrait does not resemble any published photographs of Col. Greene.

Background Information:

People: Greene, George Sears, 1801-1899

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralUniformsPhotography

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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