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Fowx, Egbert Guy 26 Michigan

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0072 Author/Creator: Fowx, Egbert Guy Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 24.6 x 29.7 cm.

Summary of Content: A print of a photograph of soldiers standing in two lines (close formation) facing at the Left Oblique to the camera. Two officers stand in front of their men, one for each line. A bugler wearing a heavily trimmed musicians jacket stands on the right of the first line. The soldeirs wear frock coats worn by Western Union units. The 26th was formed from the surplus companies originally organized for the 25th Mich. Regiment. After quickly raising two additional companies, the regiment was completed on December 12th, 1862. Title from graphite inscription below photograph. Other writing on front reads: "#868 Petersburg" (crossed out), "#2387 misc," "3 1/2 x 2 5/16," "Fowx," and "see instruction(s) on attached paper." Written on rear is another graphite inscription (illegible) and a stamp reading "Art Department, The Century Co., 33 East 17th St., New York City."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMusicUniforms

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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