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Bostnick Headquarters of General Mott, 2nd Div., 3rd Corps. [1861-1865 ca.]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0558 Author/Creator: Bostnick Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photographs Date: 1861-1865 ca. Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Nine officers and enlistedmen stand in front of a log cabin with a chimney made from barrels. Behind them, two men hold the [2nd Division] 3rd Corps flag, a triangular flag with a white diamond in the center. There are five contraband men in the background. Inscription on recto: "Hd.Qrs. Gen'l Mott. Bostnick Bro's Post Photographers.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Union General, Photography, Military Camp, Contrabands, African American History, Slavery

Sub Era: The American Civil War