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Unknown. Camp of Confederate Prisoners

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06999.29 Author/Creator: Unknown. Place Written: Belle Plain, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: 12 May 1864 Pagination: 1 albumen ; 6.4 x 21.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Photograph taken after the Battle of Spotsylvania. With pencil inscriptions on verso.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaPrison CampAtrocityPrisoner of WarBattle of SpotsylvaniaBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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