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Corpses at the Slaughter Pen at Gettysburg

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1103 Author/Creator: Place Written: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Type: Photograph Date: circa 1861-1865 Pagination: 1 photograph 8.3 x 7.9 cm Order a Copy

The image shows four corpes lying on the ground. Very little detail of their uniforms is visible. Inscription on verso: "The slaughter pen at Gettysburg." Numeric notations on verso: "72" and "124."

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