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Poplar Grove Church

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0979 Author/Creator: Place Written: Poplar Springs, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.5 x 10.1 cm

Summary of Content: The image shows the Poplar Grove Church, which was built by the 50th New York Volunteer Engineers in 1864-65. A Union drum Corps is in the right foreground, with other Union soldiers in front of the church. The site is near Petersburg, VA. Inscription on verso: "Church of the Engineer Corps before Petersburg." Numeric notation on verso: "348" and "45."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesReligionBattle of PetersburgBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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