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

Wounded at Savage’s Station – Hand-colored photo.

June 28, 2012

Library of Congress

Wounded at Savage’s Station – Hand-colored photo.

From Library of Congress:

Summary: Photo shows a makeshift field hospital with wounded soldiers sitting and lying on the ground while some receive care. Includes the straw-hatted Sixteenth New York Infantry who fought at Gaines’ Mill on June 27. Most were captured when Confederates overtook the area during the battle of Savage’s Station on June 29. (Source: Bob Zeller, Civil War in Depth, v. 1, p. 34)

Photographed by James F. Gibson

Civil War Photograph Collection.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

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Note: I used a photo editor to correct for fading, crop, and digitally enhance the image.

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