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Union soldiers in front of fence at Antietam [stereocard]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0847 Author/Creator: Place Written: Sharpsburg, Md. Type: Photographs Date: Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Inscription: "A hot spot at Antietam. Union soldiers killed while 'charging' a Rebel Battery, September 17, 1862." Numeric notation on verso: "449."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg), Battle, Death

Sub Era: The American Civil War