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Photographer: Library of Congress
Caption: Scene of the Explosion Saturday July 30th 1864
by Alfred R. Ward
Additional Description: The 19th USCT, recruited from African Americans living here, was organized at Camp Stanton between December 25, 1863, and January 16, 1864. It served in the Overland Campaign in Virginia in May–Jane 1864, at first guarding wagon trains during the Battle of the Wilderness. After the Siege of Petersburg began in mid-June, the regiment participated in combat operations, including the Battle of The Crater. It joined in the pursuit of the Confederate army to Appomattox Court House. Later it served in Texas and was mustered out on January 15. 1867.
Submitted: June 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p429865
File Size: 4.475 Megabytes
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