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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) [Officers of the U.S. Horse Artillery Brigade commanded by Capt. James M. Robertson, Culpeper, VA.]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0117 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: Culpeper, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: September 1863 Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 24.2 x 16.9 cm.

Summary of Content: A print of a photograph of twenty-five officers of the U.S. Horse Artillery Brigade commanded by Capt. James M. Robertson [seated at center, holding sword]. One officer holds a small guitar and another holds a banjo. A black servant is pouring drinks from a small keg. Three tents in the background. Inscription on verso reads: "a group of officers singing to the guitar / The Gettysburg Campaign." Also inscribed on verso: "Ordway-Gardner VIII 76." Inscription on modern mat: "Alex Gardner Union troops 1864 Meserve Collection." Graphite notation on bottom center of image "10". See GLC 5111.01.0116, .0118, & .0119.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Battle of GettysburgCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMusicMilitary CampArtilleryAfrican American TroopsAfrican American HistoryServant

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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