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Ringside: 1864

Ringside: 1864

December 15, 1864. "Nashville, Tennessee. Battle of Nashville. Spectators watching the fight between generals Hood and Thomas." Photograph by George N. Barnard. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

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To think that you'd sit on the side of a hill and watch the action. This photo is even more haunting with the ghost effects. I wonder how many of the spectators ended up dying in the Civil War?

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