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Fowx, Egbert Guy (ca. 1821-1889) [Coln and staff of the 8 Pennsylvania]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0070 Author/Creator: Fowx, Egbert Guy (ca. 1821-1889) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: circa 1861 Pagination: 1 albumen : b&w ; 27.0 x 34.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Oval print image of Union soldiers in uniform. Title taken from pencil inscription on mount, underneath image. Four soldiers seated and seven standing behind. Tents in background. Pencil inscription on side of mount identifies Egbert Guy Fowx as the photographer.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMilitary CampUniformsMilitary UniformsMilitary PersonnelMilitary Camp

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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