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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 06:36 am
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This picture ( http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cwpb.01402 ), taken at Cumberland Landing n May 1862 is my personal favourite. The camera angle is such that I feel like I'm right behind the sitting soldiers overlooking the encampment.
One day I downloaded a 20megapixel version from the Library of Congress. It was as if the camp, previously a smudge, came alive. I can see men lined up for roll call, haversacks on tents, arms stacked, men preparing horses, pots boiling over fires, and so on. I never realised such detail was in the picture but it gives me a great sense of the bustle of an encampment.

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