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Friday, May 17, 2013
Civil War Photo Friday: Unidentified Confederate soldier from the 11th Virginia
One interesting detail that you don't often get with these studio portraits is the knapsack and bedroll. Perhaps he was about to go on a big march? You can also see a knife and what looks like a pistol holster stuck into his belt, so he was ready for action once he got where he was going.
Photo courtesy Library of Congress.