Union Breastworks on Culp's Hill | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Union Breastworks on Culp's Hill

Union Breastworks on Culp's Hill | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A stereograph made by Mathew Brady about two weeks after the battle of Gettysburg, showing his two assistants gazing eastward from the extreme right of the Union line at Gettysburg. On the first day of the battle, the Wisconsin regiments in the Iron Brigade experienced fierce combat to the west of Gettysburg, and they were withdrawn to a position near the location depicted here. The 6th Wisconsin engaged in further combat on Culp's Hill, the 2nd and 7th Wisconsin regiments were held in reserve on July 2nd and July 3rd.
DESCRIPTION
A stereograph made by Mathew Brady about two weeks after the battle of Gettysburg, showing his two assistants gazing eastward from the extreme right of the Union line at Gettysburg. On the first day of the battle, the Wisconsin regiments in the Iron Brigade experienced fierce combat to the west of Gettysburg, and they were withdrawn to a position near the location depicted here. The 6th Wisconsin engaged in further combat on Culp's Hill, the 2nd and 7th Wisconsin regiments were held in reserve on July 2nd and July 3rd.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:97649
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
This stereograph is a rare Brady imprint from the Lucius Fairchild Papers. The negative number of the original Brady negative at the Library of Congress is #2424.
SUBJECTS
Trees
Hats
Work clothes
Photography
Forests and forestry
Battlefields
Civil War, 1861-1865
Fortification
Men
Outdoor photography

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