- Aug 30, 2021
Came across this image of the 9th Mississippi in another thread but thought discussion of it deserved its own separate thread. I did my very best to methodically zoom and count as many soldiers as I could (despite things getting cloudy on the far end) and I came to 220-250 on the front rank. So we're looking at 400-500 Rebs in this single photo. There are a good handful of photos of company sized groups of armed Confederates, but nothing approaching the battalion or regimental size like this. Obviously the Punch Bowl photos show the largest group of Confederates ever captured on camera, but I'm strictly talking about armed Confederates. Am I missing any others that could rival this amount?