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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Group of 12 men in front of tents, among pine trees.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06738.08 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1865 Pagination: 1 albumen ; 17.6 x 22.5.

Summary of Content: Negative by T.H.O. Sullivan; Positive by Alex Gardner. 8 seated men, 4 standing in the background. Possible variant of # 7, though some figures appear different. Positive IDs possible for: 1. Dennis Doren. 6. James Caldwell.

Background Information: bookshelf

People: Emerick, J. H
Doren, Dennis
Caldwell, James

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesTelegraphCodes and Signals

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