Wounded Indian Soldiers of the Union Army in the Yard of the Marye House, Fredericksburg

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Title

Wounded Indian Soldiers of the Union Army in the Yard of the Marye House, Fredericksburg

Subject

American Indians, Civil War

Description

Wounded white and Indian soldiers, the latter possibly sharpshooters in the Union Army of the Potomac's Ninth Corps, rest under a tree outside the home of former Virginia lieutenant governor John L. Marye, near Fredericksburg, on May 19 or 20, 1864. The photograph was taken by a crew working for Mathew Brady.

Marye's house sits on a hill overlooking the site of two previous engagements: the Battle of Fredericksburg (1862) and the Second Battle of Fredericksburg, which was part of the Chancellorsville Campaign (1863). The men pictured, however, were wounded during Union general-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant's spring 1864 campaign, either at the Battle of the Wilderness or at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

Creator

Brady and Company

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Date

May 19 or 20, 1864

Coverage

Fredericksburg
Northern Virginia
nineteenth century
Marye's Heights

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Original Format

Wet collodion glass-plate negative; stereograph

Files

Wounded Indians - Fredericksburg.jpg

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Citation

Brady and Company, “Wounded Indian Soldiers of the Union Army in the Yard of the Marye House, Fredericksburg,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 3, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/100.

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