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Wilderness # 30. Confed. entrenchments near McCool's house (Spotsylvania)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0435 Author/Creator: Place Written: Spotsylvania, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 14.4 x 10.6 cm

Summary of Content: Title from inscription on verso. Close view of tree with sign reading: "On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread & glory guards with solemn round the bivouac of the dead." Stamp of the century co. on verso. Inscription on verso: "94." Same locale as # 434, the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattleBattle of the WildernessConfederate States of AmericaDeathPoetry

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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