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Lieut. Washington, a Confederate prisoner, and Capt. Custer, U.S.A.

Lieut. Washington, a Confederate prisoner, and Capt. Custer, U.S.A.

 
 
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George Armstrong Custer, seated with Lieut. Washington and his slave.
No. 428.

There are not many details distinguishing the Confederates from the Union soldiers in many of portrait photographs - they really were from the same country, the same culture. One of the differences that you do find is the less uniform appearance of Confederates: they are much less standard, often wearing bits and pieces of cast-off Union Army uniforms and often, even weaponry. One thing that’s specific to the Confederates is huge Bowie knives, humorously called ‘Arkansas toothpicks,’ often made by local blacksmiths.

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01/01/1861
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Library of Congress
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