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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Visual Evidence

Photo 2: Confederate Dead, Oct. 4, 1862. [Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.


Questions for Photo 2

1. Review Reading 3. How did Confederate losses in the Battle of Corinth compare with Union losses? Armies attacking fortified positions usually lost many more men than those defending them. Why do you think that would be the case?

2. This photo shows the Confederates who died attacking Battery Robinett, after their bodies had been collected for burial. If you look carefully, you may be able to see the names that have been scratched on the photographic plate to identify some of the bodies. Who do you think might have done that and why?

3. The Civil War was the first major conflict to be recorded in photographs. Although photographic images had to be converted to lithographs to be printed in newspapers, this was the first time that people not directly involved in the conflict could see unromanticized views of what war was like. Views like this, however, were rarely published. Why do you think that was the case?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 2, but be aware that the file will take as much as 35 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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