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 Posted: Fri Nov 17th, 2006 05:49 pm
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#1 U.S. Grant. The pic was taken at a Washington studio and it is a full figure shot of him with light coming down through a skylight. Behind him you can see the frame that held the subjects head steady while the portrait was being taken. This was an informal photo taken during a session for an actual portrait. During the session the skylight broke and the glass showered down around him but he never flinched. The photographer, a Brady assistant, was badly scared and amazed that the general was not only still alive but completely without a scratch.

#2 Confederate soldiers at Fredericksburg. The photo was taken from the east bank (Union side) of the Rappahannock from the ruins of the railroad bridge. Several of the soldiers are actually posing .

#3 General John Buford and staff. Look at the shine on that mans boots!

Tom

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