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

Title

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

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

Date Created

May 19 or 20, 1864

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Format

Wet collodion glass-plate negative; stereograph

Coverage

Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, nineteenth century, Marye's Heights

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