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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) [Drum corps of 61st New York Infantry, Falmouth, VA]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0145 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: Falmouth, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: March 1863 Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 21.8 x 16.1 cm.

Summary of Content: A print of a photograph of the drum corps of the 61st New York Infantry. Thirteen drummer boys of the 61st NY Infantry posed in a field with their drums. The front row of boys are seated on their drums with the rear row is wearing their drums on harnesses. All of the drummers look away from the camera, thus the image produces a profile of each individual. "XXIII" "520."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMusicUniforms

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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