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    A BURIAL PARTY, COLD HARBOR, VIRGINIA (No. 94). One of Gardner's most iconic images, this view shows Union soldiers and laborers collecting the remains of their comrades, killed at the battles of Gaines Mill and Cold Harbor. A Contraband poses by a sledge of decayed corpses, uniforms and equipment while some enlisted men use shovels in the background. Mount measures 12 by 10 inches and the image 9 by 7 inches, with minor separation at the bottom edge. Dated 1865 and noted "Negative by J. Reekie" and "Positive by A. Gardner..." along with the date taken: "April, 1865."

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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