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Dead horses of the 9th Massachusetts Artillery, Trostle Farm, Gettysburg

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0967 Author/Creator: Place Written: Gettysburg, Pa. Type: Photographs Date: Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: This image shows the dead horses of the 9th Massachusetts Artillery after the battle at Trostle's farm in Gettysburg. In the background is Abraham Trostle's barn. Numeric notation on recto: "300" and "266." Inscription on verso: "In Trossel's [sic] barnyard, Gettysburg." Numeric notation on verso: "300" "132" and "126."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Artillery, Battle, Battle of Gettysburg

Sub Era: The American Civil War