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Portrait photo of Brigadier General Boswell [cabinet card]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1317 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 16.5 x 10.8 cm

Summary of Content: The image shows General Boswell standing next to an American flag draped over a table. He wears his dress-uniform and is holding his saber. Inscription on verso: "Brig. Gen. Boswell."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: American FlagUnion General

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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