As we know photographers had studio props available for use when taking studio portraits. Sometimes we question if an item is a studio prop or not. With that said, do you notice anything odd about this image? Is it most likely a studio prop?
The second Battle Of Galveston occurred on January 1,1863. The official commemoration ceremony is held on the first Saturday after New Year's Day. This year,as well as last year,it was held at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery aka Old Episcopal Cemetery at Broadway and 41st Streets in Galveston. The pic above is the Battle Of Galveston Monument placed in the cemetery by the UCV/UDC. The local UDC Chapter decorated it this morning. It is impossible to take a legible pic of the inscription on that old Texas pink granite.
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The American Civil War
The American Civil War, arguably the most traumatic event in the history of the United States, was fought from 1861 to 1865, and was the culmination of sectional issues which deeply divided the country between a pro-Federal government North and a pro-states rights, in the pro-slavery South, whose eleven states formed a breakaway government called the Confederate States of America. The costliest war in terms of human lives, the American Civil War claimed in excess of 620,000 battle or disease-related deaths - roughly two percent of the country's total population, and nearly more deaths than all other American wars combined.