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Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) [Union troops mustering, 1862]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0464 Author/Creator: Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1862 Pagination: 1 albumen : b&w ; 38.7 x 49.0 cm.

Summary of Content: 62 men of company I mustering in front of an arbor bearing their company designation. A man in back holds an American flag. Two musicians are featured on the far left. Tents drawn in the background behind the trees.

People: Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMusicMilitary CampWeaponryUniformsMilitary HistoryMilitary UniformsFlags

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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