Where General Reynolds Was Killed | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Where General Reynolds Was Killed

Where General Reynolds Was Killed | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Stereograph of McPherson's Woods, where General John Reynolds, commanding the First Corps of which Wisconsin's 2nd, 6th, and 7th regiments were a part, was killed. This card was one of several Brady stereographs owned by Lucius Fairchild of the 2nd Wisconsin that was purchased at the Brady studio, probably in 1863. The importance of this image to Fairchild is clear. Not only did it represent the area where Reynolds died, but it was also near there that Fairchild was wounded, an injury that resulted in the amputation of his arm.
DESCRIPTION
Stereograph of McPherson's Woods, where General John Reynolds, commanding the First Corps of which Wisconsin's 2nd, 6th, and 7th regiments were a part, was killed. This card was one of several Brady stereographs owned by Lucius Fairchild of the 2nd Wisconsin that was purchased at the Brady studio, probably in 1863. The importance of this image to Fairchild is clear. Not only did it represent the area where Reynolds died, but it was also near there that Fairchild was wounded, an injury that resulted in the amputation of his arm.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:97524
Creation Date: July 1863
Creator Name:Brady, Mathew
City:Gettysburg
County:
State:Pennsylvania
Collection Name:The war for the union, 1861-1865 : photographic history, [188-?]
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 996
Original Dimensions:6.75 x 3.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The supposed site of General Reynolds' death is in dispute. Either on East McPherson Ridge or West McPherson Ridge. The woods in the area have multiple names, McPherson's Woods/Reynold's Woods/Herbst Woods, located near the McPherson farm.
SUBJECTS
Trees
Forests and forestry
Fences
Battlefields
Civil War, 1861-1865
War casualties
Outdoor photography
Ponds

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