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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Group of 5 officers posed in front of tent

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0451 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.6 x 9.8 cm

The three officers in the front are seated and the two in back are standing. For most of the men, rank insignia is obscured, however the man on the appears to be a major. Inscription on verso: "Gardner." Numeric notation: "XXIV 441"

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