A Unique Photograph

A Unique Photograph (HM1LU6)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.631', W 77° 22.393'

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On November 28, 1864, photographer T.C. Roche stood atop the Great Traverse, behind you, and took this remarkable photograph. He produced a rare unposed view of Union and Confederate fighting men in the field, seen together while at war.

A Confederate soldier stands atop Fort Beauregard in the distance, in plain sight of pickets from the 7th United States Colored Troops. In the foreground, other members of the regiment relax beside their winter quarters. Just two months earlier the 7th suffered terribly in the failed attack against Fort Gilmer, a mile north of here.

Confederate soldier stands atop Fort Beauregard
Union picket of the 7th United States Colored Troops
Fort Beauregard
HM NumberHM1LU6
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290011 N 4144906
Decimal Degrees37.42718333, -77.37321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.631', W 77° 22.393'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 37.86" N, 77° 22' 23.58" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8761 Battlefield Park Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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