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Roche Dead Confederate soldier in the trenches [Petersburg]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0421 Author/Creator: Roche Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 8.9 x 8.9 cm

Summary of Content: Title from inscription on verso. Stamp of F. H. Meserve on verso. Numeric notation: "360" and "268." Number scratched in negative 6189


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattle of PetersburgBattleDeathConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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