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Men of VI Corps, Army of the Potomac preparing for the Assault on Marye's Heights, outside Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863

Scanned by: 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Notes: 
Cropped, sized, and prepared for use here by John Osborne, Dickinson College, February 14, 2013 
Image type: 
photograph
Original caption: 
Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865. 111-B-157.
Source citation: 
Brady Civil War Image Collection, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Source note: 
This photograph has long been registered in most collections as depicting Union troops in trenches before Petersburg in 1865, but research by Brian Pohanka and others has indicated that the image was actually created during the Second Battle of Fredericksburg in May,1863 by photographer Andrew J. Russell.