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Soldiers' Graves Near the General Hospital
Original Author: Mathew Brady, photographer; published by John C. Taylor
Created: ca. 1864–1865
Medium: Albumen photographic print on stereo card

Soldiers’ Graves Near the General Hospital

An albumen stereograph shows grave mounds and tombstones near the general hospital in City Point. This photograph was made by Mathew Brady, or one of his staff photographers, who recorded life at Union-controlled City Point in 1864 and 1865. A poem printed on the back of the stereograph reads: “On Fame’s eternal camping ground / Their silent tents are spread; / And Glory guards with solemn round, / This bivouac of the dead.”  

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