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Group of Generals at Yorktown, 1862.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1233 Author/Creator: Place Written: Yorktown, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: 1862 Pagination: 1 photograph 7.9 x 10.2 cm

Summary of Content: Image shows a group of five officers seated, seven standing behind and one small African-American boy seated on the ground in the center foreground. Numeric notation on image: "382." Inscription on image: "Slocum [sic] Franklin Barry Newton," and "Generals Fanklin, Barry, Slocumb, Newton, and others, Yorktown, 1862." Inscription on verso: "Henry M. Slocum [sic]-- WM Buel Franklin--1823-1903-- WM Farquhar Barry--1818-1879-- John Newton--1823-1895(?)."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownMilitary CampAfrican American History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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