Troops embarking on ship in 63

wilber6150

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I thought this would be a neat picture to examine with troops acting naturally and not posing for the camera...








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Title: [Aquia Creek Landing, Va. Embarkation of 9th Army Corps for Fort Monroe; another view]
Creator(s): Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer Date Created/Published: 1863 February.
Medium: 1 negative : glass, stereograph, wet collodion ; 4 x 10 in.
Summary: Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, Burnside and Hooker, November 1862-April 1863.
 

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That would be February 1863. The IXth Corps was ordered to Fortress Monroe briefly before reembarking and heading back north for transfer to Kentucky at Ambrose Burnside's request.
 

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Thats what I think they are, now the question is are they being used? Did they ship coffins already built with troops? I've never heard of that but its possible if they belong to a mortician or someone selling that sevice...
 


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