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French & Co. Barracks 52nd USCI

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0097 Author/Creator: French & Co. Place Written: Vicksburg, Mississippi Type: Photograph Date: 1863 Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 23.5 x 28.6 cm.

An albumen print of a small encampment of union soldiers. Title from inscription below photorgraph. The 52nd United States Colored Infantry Regiment was garrisoned at Vicksburg after the battle. Row of four wooden barracks visible with tents in front. Entrenchments in the foreground. Some of the troops are visible lined up in front of the barracks. Stamp of "French & Co., photographers, Vicksburg, Miss."

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