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Photographer: George N. Barnard
Caption: Spot in woods where Gen. James B. McPherson was killed, July 22, 1864
Additional Description: From the right half of a stereograph pair, from the
Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).
The spot where McPherson was killed was marked almost immediately - nailed to the tree hangs a wooden sign reading "Maj. Gen. J. B. McPherson, July 22, 1864", while also carved into the same tree below the sign is his name and date of death. (This is easier to read in the 23 MB online archival version, rather than the 390k version here.) Note also the detritus of war visible here: horse bones, the remains of a wagon or gun carriage, cannon balls, and clothing bits.
Submitted: August 22, 2015.
Database Locator Identification Number: p324297
File Size: 0.399 Megabytes
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