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Black soldiers filling canteens

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1034 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.2 x 9.2 cm

Summary of Content: The image shows a group of black soldiers with some on horses, others reclining on the ground and a group in line in front of a Sibley tent. Numeric notation on image: "33." Inscription on verso: "Filling their canteens." Numeric notations on verso: "257" "33" and "84."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMilitary CampAfrican American TroopsAfrican American History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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