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General Benham's winter camp near Poplar Grove Church, Va., with photo of troops

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00919.26 Author/Creator: Place Written: Virginia Type: Map Date: 1865 Pagination: 17 x 21 inches

Summary of Content: Printed map, "Winter Camp, Detachment 50th N.Y.V. Engineers" Brevet Colonel I. Spalding Commanding, near Poplar Church, Virginia, Army of the Potomac, 1865. Has been partially hand colored. An original albumen photograph of soldiers with musical instruments, standing in front of a church, has been mounted to the upper right corner of the print.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Military CampMilitary HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesUnion GeneralArt, Music, Theater, and FilmReligion

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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