Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Washing DayA soldier with his latest wash hung out to dry on the barrel of his rifle. In the distance the column is seen on the march.

Part of “Life Studies of the Great Army” by Edwin Forbes (ca. 1876)

Library of Congress image.


digital file from original itemNote:  This image has been digitally adjusted for fade correction, color, contrast, and saturation enhancement and selected spot removal. Also, it was one of two vignettes on the same sheet of paper.

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