Image: Pvt. Thomas Green, Co. B, 11th Mass. Infantry

12 02 2019
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Pvt. Thomas Green, Co. B, 11th MA. Wounded at BR1, killed at BR2. (LOC)

Thomas Green at Ancestry.com

Thomas Green at Fold3

Article mentioning Thomas Green at Irish in the American Civil War

Additional info on Thomas Green on Bull Runnings

Personal Correspondence of Thomas Green on Bull Runnings

 





Image: Capt. William H. P. Steere, Co. D, 2nd Rhode Island Infantry

2 01 2019
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William H. P. Steere, as colonel of the 4th Rhode Island Volunteers (courtesy of Rob Grandchamp)

William H. P. Steere at Ancestry.com

William H. P. Steere at Fold3

William H. P. Steere at FindAGrave





Image: Lt. William Mack Robbins, Co. G, 4th Alabama Infantry

27 11 2018
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William M. Robbins as Captain, Co. G, 4th Alabama Infantry (per Alabama Dept. of Archives and History)

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William M. Robbins later in life. He was a member of the Gettysburg Battlefield Commission.

William Mack Robbins at Ancestry

William Mack Robbins at Fold3

Interesting article on William Mack Robbins

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Interesting stuff on the photo





Image: Pvt. Thomas W. Colley, Co. L (Washington Mounted Rifles), 1st Virginia Cavalry

17 11 2018
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Thomas W. Colley on his wedding day, 1872. Courtesy of Michael K. Shaffer

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Thomas W. Colley in later years, with the battle flag of the 1st Va. Cavalry. Courtesy of American Civil War Museum, Richmond, VA, via Michael K. Shaffer.

Thomas Wallace Colley at Ancestry.com

T. W. Colley at Fold3

Thomas Wallace Colley at FindAGrave





Image: Pvt. Moses Brown Jenkins, Co. C, 1st Rhode Island Infantry

2 11 2018
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Pvt. Moses Brown Jenkins, Co. C, 1st Rhode Island Infantry (Rick Carlile Collection, Courtesy of Military Images Magazine)

Moses Brown Jenkins at Ancestry.com

Moses Brown Jenkins at Fold3

See this post by Military Images for some info on Moses Brown Jenkins





Image: Capt. Henry Alanson Barnum, Co. I, 12th New York Infantry

18 09 2018
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Later Brig. Gen. Henry A. Barnum (Library of Congress)

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Thrice wounded Henry A. Barnum demonstrates the cleaning of his Malvern Hill injury (https://www.gettysburgdaily.com/culps-hill-part-4-licensed-battlefield-guide-charlie-fennell/)





Tour Etched (Chemically) In Glass

30 06 2018

We had a modest (15 people) turnout for our tour on June 9, but the small crowd allowed for a lot of back and forth with our guide John Cummings. John managed to convincingly upset a few apple carts full of interpretations of the locations of period photos on the battlefield. All in all, it was a good day.

One of the highlights of the day was a demonstration of the wet plate photography process by Robert Szabo, at the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society in Centreville. First he painstakingly demonstrated the whole process, out of his mobile darkroom right there in the parking lot:

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Robert Szabo and his mobile darkroom

Then he set up the camera for a shot of the group:
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Next, he posed the group near this reproduction winter quarters hut:

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After the exposure (one one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand), the magic happened:


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The final product – click on the image twice and you get a super huge version:
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