Thursday, May 12, 2016
Engraving of a Possibly Lost Tintype Portrait of Union Soldiers Posing With at Last 30 Confederate Flags They Captured at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek in Virginia (1865)
Engraving of a possibly lost tintype portrait of Union soldiers posing with at least 30 Confederate flags they captured at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek in Virginia, April 1865. Most, if not all of the soldiers photographed here were awarded the Medal of Honor for their achievement of capturing an enemy flag. From the book Uncle Sam's Medal of Honor Some of the Noble Deeds For Which the Medal Has Been Awarded, Described by Those Who Have Won It, 1861-1886.