"Dead Confederate Soldier in the Trenches"

"This photograph was taken April 2, 1865, in the Rebel trenches at Petersburg just after their capture by the Union troops. The trenches all along the lines were found to contain many dead Confederates, and this view is but one of many that was made by the photographer showing the dead just as they fell. By looking at number of these views you can get an idea of how a long stretch of the trenches looked that day. Of course the camera could not take but a small section within the scope of each view. You will notice that no two of the dead fell in the same position." This stereo card was originally published by the War Photograph & Exhibition Company in Hartford, Connecticut, as part of their photographic war history, 1861-1865 series.

April 02, 1865
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Thomas C. Roche
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