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Pierce, Frank As sergeant, seated 3/4 length portrait with jacket open

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1222 Author/Creator: Pierce, Frank Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 carte de visite 9.9 x 6.2 cm

Summary of Content: Ink inscription on verso "Mr. Thomas C. Pierce 2nd Sergt. Co. K 51st P.V.V. Killed June 17th 1864 in front of Petersburg, Va. A good man and Brave soldier" "Sgt. Frank Pierce 51st Pa Vet Vols Co K" and "Residence Williamsport, Pa." Photographers imprint on verso: "Photographed by T.J. Trapp Williamsport, Penna."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesDeathBattleBattle of Petersburg

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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