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    Very Rare Carte-de-Visite View of the Confederate Dead of the 2nd Texas Inf. Outside Battery Robinette, Corinth, Mississippi. The body of Col. William Rodgers, 2d Texas Inf. is in the foreground. In the assault on Battery Robinette, Col. Rogers seized the regimental colors, jumped a five foot ditch, leaving his dying horse behind, and assaulted the ramparts of the Battery. When killed by canister shot, he was the fifth 2nd Texas Color bearer to fall that day. Certainly one of the most famous views of the War, depicting the carnage and horrible human toll it exacted. This is a period CDV copy of an apparently larger albumen view although, we have never encountered the view from which it was apparently taken. More commonly, although still quite rare, the image normally surfaces as a stereo view. Very good condition with just some minor even fading. A very rare and moving CDV view of Confederate dead at this disastrous battle in which the Confederates suffered over 20% casualties, with the most vicious fighting, including hand to hand encounters, occurring during the Confederate assaults on Battery Robinette and Battery Powell.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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