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    The Photographic History of the Civil War
                  Volume 7 -
Prisons and Hospitals

  The Old Capitol Prison  (2004 material)

 

Most of the soldiers in this image are very clearly in a lighter color uniform than was normal for Federal troops. It would appear that these "soldiers...  upon the sidewalk" may be rebel prisoners.  Also, note the very short, and, likely, young, individual in the center and the guard on the left side of the photo. 

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This online edition of The Photographic History of the Civil War includes improved images using digital images from the Library of Congress, when available. It also includes additional images that are either cropped from the Library of Congress digital images or are related to the specific topic being discussed in the article or page.

Volume 7 of the History is the first volume I'm publishing online simply because it was the one I was interested in when I decided to publish.

More to come, I hope.

 

Copyright 2004 Michael P. Goad  All rights reserved.