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Picture of Shiloh?

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This was posted in another forum as being Shiloh.  I have never seen this one before.  Is it Shiloh?

 

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  • Title: Shiloh
  • Date Created/Published: [photographed between 1861 and 1865, printed between 1880 and 1889]
  • Medium: 1 photographic print on card mount : gelatin silver.
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-32831 (digital file from original item) LC-BH8255-169 (b&w glass copy neg.)
  • Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
  • Call Number: LOT 4167, no. 43 [P&P]
  • Notes:
    • Title from item.
    • Part of Brady-Handy Collection.
    • Hand written on mount: Probably better captioned: Fort Burnham (previously Confederate Fort Harrison).

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The answer is in the "notes" at the bottom of the citation, "Probably better captioned: Fort Burnham (previously Confederate Fort Harrison)." This fort was part of the Richmond defenses and is part of the Richmond National Battlefield. Also, the photo is part of the Brady-Handy Collection and Matthew Brady carried out his trade in the Eastern theater. I wonder who mis-labeled it as Shiloh??

 

Tom

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Mike,

I would have voted against the photo being Shiloh.  The country is too openand too wide.  True, armies often cleared the land after they set up camp but I believe the area around the Shiloh hill remained wooded with much underbrush.  The answer is "No, its not"

Ron

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Only two Shiloh Photos are known to exist and those are of the landing after the battle. There is a photo of Ft. Robinette at Corinth that has much of the same appearance as this photo but there are some distinct differences.

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