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Surgeon John H. Brinton and Group of Hospital Attendants in Front of Petersburg, Va., October, 1864 Other Title: Petersburg, Va., Oct. 1864. Surg. Jeremiah Barnard (medical purveyor), Brinton and group of hospital attendants. Photographed 1864,. Title from item. Alternate title and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner ... by Bob Zeller, published by the Center for Civil War Photography, c2003. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

from The Atlantic

The Civil War, Part 3: The Stereographs

Details from the "Burnt district" of Richmond, Virginia, photographed in April of 1865. (my hometown)

Punishment in the Rhode Island Seventh Infantry - "One punishment was mounting offenders astride a horizontal rail, supported twelve or fifteen feet from the ground by trees or post, this Punishment was known as "Riding Black Horse Cavalry.""

"An ambulance drove up to the guard and dumped down some five children right on the ground. They had been discharged from Kalorama [#smallpox] hospital, all of them sick and sore...I got some beds from the smallpox tents and put them to bed." Cornelia Hancock, January 4th, 1864, Contraband Hospital, Washington. During the Civil War smallpox cases were isolated in "pest" wards. For more information, see "A Soldier's Friend," available in paperback and all ebook formats.

from My Modern Met

A Fascinating Look At American History: 1860-1971 (20 LIFE photos)

Officers of Irish 69th NY Militia surrounding 8-inch seacoast howitzer as their commander Col. Michael Corcoran (far, L) stands to side, during early days of Civil War, at Fort Corcoran. Location: Arlington, VA, US Date taken: 1860