Wounded Indian Soldiers of the Union Army in the Yard of the Marye House, Fredericksburg
TitleWounded Indian Soldiers of the Union Army in the Yard of the Marye House, Fredericksburg
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.
CreatorBrady and Company
Date CreatedMay 19 or 20, 1864
SourceLibrary of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
FormatWet collodion glass-plate negative; stereograph
CoverageFredericksburg, Northern Virginia, nineteenth century, Marye's Heights
Rights Statement: Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division