The Museum of the Confederacy has a vast collection of images, many of them identified. But now museum officials are releasing the unidentified images of the two girls, along with six other enigmatic photographs, on the admittedly remote chance someone might recognize a familial resemblance or make a connection to a battlefield where they were found.
The photograph of one girl was found between the bodies of two soldiers — one Union, one Confederate, at Port Royal, Va., 150 years ago this June. There was no way to identify which soldier owned the photograph. The other was retrieved from a slain Union soldier's haversack in 1865 on a Virginia farm field days before a half-decade of blood-letting would end with a surrender signed not far away at Appomattox.
Can you help? You can read more in an article by Steve Szkotak and published by Associated Press at http://news.yahoo.com/civil-war-photos-help-sought-solve-old-mystery-092732336.html.
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