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 Posted: Sat Oct 18th, 2008 01:33 am
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Re: The dead sniper. There was another picture of a dead Confederate lying on more level ground. There is considerable conviction that that particular body was moved into the rocks and posed there with the rifle improbably leaning against the wall. In some quarters you can get into a serious argument about its authenticity.

Don't much care whether it was posed or not; it's a powerful image.

Re: The three POWs. These guys were not captured in battle. It's a bit hard to imagine they were captured after a long march. They're just too neat and their equippage is too complete. (Note also that they're not posed at a fence.) However, it's still one of the most famous pictures of the period.

Just a thought.

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