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The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection

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The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection

Time: April 12, 2011 to August 13, 2011
Location: The Library of Congress
Street: 101 Independence Avenue
City/Town: SE Washington, DC 20540
Website or Map: http://www.loc.gov/index.html
Phone: (202) 707-5000
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: The Library of Congress
Latest Activity: Apr 5, 2011

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This exhibition, drawn from a recent gift from the Liljenquist family, will feature 379 Civil War-era ambrotypes and tintypes of enlisted Union and Confederate soldiers. These exceptional portraits document Civil War uniforms, hats, guns, swords, belt buckles, canteens, and musical instruments and include significant representation of African American troops and the families of soldiers. The exhibition will bring new attention to the war as a seminal event in American history and put a human face on both sides of the wrenching conflict.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of HISTORY®, the Liljenquist family, and Union Pacific Corporation.

 

Photo: Privates and twin brothers Bartlett and John Ellsworth with brother Samuel Ellsworth of Company A, 12th New Hampshire Infantry]

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