- Jul 24, 2012
This view is usually described as wagons at Belle Plain Landing on the Potomac River. The rectangular object on the right is thought to be a photographer's darkroom tent. There are several variations of this image. This one, from the Massachusetts Historical Society, shows a group of civilians in the foreground. I am going to suggest that what we are seeing is a team of photographers picking up supplies before heading south and west to the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania area during the 1864 Overland Campaign. What do you think?