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Confederate soldier killed at Petersburg [stereocard]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0832 Author/Creator: Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 stereocard 8.6 x 17.8 cm

Summary of Content: Inscription on verso: "War Views. C.S. Soldier killed in Trenches, at the storming of Petersburge, Va. April. The marks and spots on his face, are blood issuing from his mouth and nose. The wound is in the head, caused by a fragment of shell. No. 3180." Numeric notation on verso: "377."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesDeathInjury or WoundConfederate States of AmericaBattle of PetersburgBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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