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Two-story white house with flagpole in front. [1861-1865 ca.]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0579 Author/Creator: Place Written: Virginia Type: Photograph Date: 1861-1865 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph 20.3 x 24.8 cm

Summary of Content: Several people stand on the porch of a two story white house that shows sign of battle damage. A black man stands just in front of it, holding the reins of a horse. There is a flagpole in the center of the image and the United States flag is raised. There are three tents to the left of the house and one to the right in the foreground. A woman is at the door of the middle tent on the left. A black girl sits on the steps of the house next to a white dog. Faint graphite inscription on verso: "Brig. Genl. David Birney near Chancellorsville."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Battle of ChancellorsvilleCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesWartime Pillaging and DestructionAfrican American HistoryConfederate States of AmericaAmerican FlagBattleWomen's HistoryPetsMilitary CampUnion General

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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