Disinterred Bodies of Union Soldiers

These Union dead were exhumed from their burial site in Hanover, PA, between October, 1863, and March, 1864, in order to be reburied in Gettysburg National Cemetery. African-American men were hired for the grisly task, for which the contractor received $1.59 per body. One of the four black men was Basil Biggs of Gettysburg, a sub-contractor. On the right stands bearded Samuel Weaver, supervisor of the exhumation.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Item#:
MES15397
Photographer:
Peter S. Weaver
Height:
2281px
Width:
2856px
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