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Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Maj. Thomas T. Eckert (seated, left) and others of U.S. Military Telegraph Corps, near Petersburg, Va. [1864-1865 ca.]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0600 Author/Creator: Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: 1864-1865 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph 15.9 x 17.8 cm

Summary of Content: The image shows seven men with a tent on the left behind them. Three men are seated and the other four stand behind. Eckert is seated last on the left. Fay's stamp in the upper left reads: "From Historic Collection of H.W. Fay, DeKalb, Ill." The name "Thos. T. Eckert" is visible in the lower left of the image. Inscription on verso: "Major Thomas Eckert and group of Telegraphers - in war times. Gen Eckert afterwards Pres. Western Union Telegraph Co."

People: Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesTelegraph

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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