After the War...Field at Cold Harbour

Made:
1865 in Cold Harbor Battlefield
photographer:
Unknown

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'After the War...Field at Cold Harbour' A photograph of men collecting bones on the field of the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia, America
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A photograph of men collecting bones on the field of the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia, America, by Alexander Gardener (1821-1882) from a negative by John Reekie (active 1860s) in April 1865. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Canada and the United States.1867' by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), who toured Canada and America in 1867.

A photograph of men collecting bones on the field of the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia, America, by Alexander Gardener (1821-1882) from a negative by John Reekie (active 1860s) in April 1865. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Canada and the United States. 1867' by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), who toured Canada and America in 1867.

The Battle of Cold Harbor in June 1864 saw the Union Army suffer a devastating defeat. Over 7,000 soldiers were killed in under half an hour.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1995-5001/1/78
type:
photograph
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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