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Wilderness # 31. Confederate & federal entrenchments (Spotsylvania)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0434 Author/Creator: Place Written: Spotsylvania, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 18.7 x 15.5 cm

Summary of Content: Inscription on verso: "Confederate and Federal entrenchments in which the opposing forces lay in close proximity for 24 hours. Field between the two in which Confederate General Edward Johnson was captured." One of the trees has a sign on it which can be read in # 435. Three men pose in the field. Additional inscription on verso "F. H. Meserve Collection." Inscription on recto of mount "Not Used." Johnson was captured at the Bloody Angle in Spotsylvania. Same locale as # 435.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattleBattle of the WildernessConfederate States of AmericaConfederate General or LeaderPrisoner of War

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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