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    PHOTOGRAPH SHARPSHOOTER'S LAST SLEEP, GETTYSBURG 1863. On the borders of the Gettysburg battlefield, found in a secluded spot, a sharpshooter is lying as he fell when struck by the bullet. His cap and gun were evidently thrown behind him by the violence of the shock, and the blanket, partly shown, indicates that he had selected this as a permanent position from which to annoy the enemy. This is the albumen image taken by Alex Gardner July of 1863. This photograph printed by A. Gardner, Washington D. C. and is in Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War, 1866. 9" x 7" mounted on card 15.75" x 12".

    Condition: Fine, nice contrast.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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