A new year was well underway in the Army of the Potomac’s camps outside of Petersburg, Virginia when William Child, Surgeon of the 5th New Hampshire wrote to his wife Carrie. 1,468 more words
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I Wish I Had Been in the Case: Portrait Photography, Federal Soldiers, and the Home Circle (part two)
You know The Tent Article, don’t know? You do, if you’re camping 18th century private soldier style in your hand-sewn coat.
The Tent Article (hereafter The Document) pulls together documentation and research assembled by a team of living history enthusiasts dedicated to replicating the 18th century enlisted army experience in an accurate manner. 503 more words
I Wish I Had Been in the Case: Portrait Photography, Federal Soldiers, and the Home Circle (part one)
Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author James Brookes. This is the first of a two-part series.
In April 1855, the English photographer Roger Fenton wrote to his wife from the Crimean Peninsula to update her on his progress in taking various photographic views of that conflict. 1,159 more words