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Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Views In and Around Richmond, VA.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0046 Author/Creator: Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: 1865 Pagination: 1 albumen : b&w ; 26.8 x 34.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One photograph entitled, "Views In and Around Richmond, VA," taken by Mathew Brady dated 1865. The image shows a large number of soldiers, sailors, civilians, freedmen, and women posed in front of the U. S. Sanitary Commission (USSC) building in Richmond.

Background Information: The USSC was a private civilian organization that was founded to provide medical and sanitary assistance to injured and sick members of the Union forces. It was authorized by the ...U.S. government. Over time, the organization expanded its outreach efforts to provide support to ordinary troops, sailors, and others.See More

People: Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUS Sanitary CommissionArchitectureCharity and PhilanthropyFreemenWomen's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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