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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) The reflective soldier

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0444 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.7 x 11.4 cm

Summary of Content: Title from inscription on verso. Image of a soldier sitting at a table. He is wearing a saber and holding a cap in his lap. Tents and trees are visible in the background. Inscription on verso: "Gardner." Numeric notation: "1166."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMilitary Camp

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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