Category Archives: 121st Pennsylvania Infantry

Faces of Gettysburg

I would like to make short vignettes of soldiers and civilians who were present at Gettysburg a semi-regular feature of this blog, both to post some of the hundreds of images that we have in the Gettysburg NMP collection, and … Continue reading

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A Mystery Solved? Part 3

Who are they?  These dead men.  To Alexander Gardner and most of us who have viewed this image over the years they are tragic and grotesque props on a terrible stage.  We view them with revulsion but also curiosity.  Yet … Continue reading

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A Mystery Solved? Part 2

  A Mystery Solved? Part Two     In my last post I mentioned that my search to find where Gardner’s Union death studies were taken took me to the July 1 battlefield.  There was only place I thought might possibly … Continue reading

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A Mystery Solved? Part I

A Mystery Solved? – Part One From Scott Hartwig During my 31 years with the National Park Service at Gettysburg NMP it has remained a mystery where Alexander Gardner took his famous series of photographs of Union dead on the … Continue reading

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