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Wormhole: 1864

Wormhole: 1864

The full-size version of this is a kind of portal to the past. "May 1864. Fredericksburg, Virginia. Cooking tent of the U.S. Sanitary Commission." Photograph from the main Eastern theater of war, Grant's Wilderness Campaign, May-June 1864. Wet plate glass negative by James Gardner. View full size.

 

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I looked at this same picture at the Library of Congress just yesterday. I couldn't get anywhere near this resolution. I hope you keep adding Civil War pictures here, you do such a fabulous job!

US Sanitary Commission

USSC

Looks like it was a windy day. See how blurry the branches are. What was the US Sanitary Commission, anyway?

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