A Fancy Group, in Front of Petersburg

Alexander GardnerAugust 1864

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of a group of Union Army soldiers at an encampment gathered for a cock fight. The group of men sit in a semi-circle around two men crouched in the center, facing each other and holding roosters for the fight. Behind the group, a tent sits beneath a crude covering made of narrow tree trunks and topped with evergreen branches.


  • Title: A Fancy Group, in Front of Petersburg
  • Creator: David Knox, Alexander Gardner
  • Date Created: August 1864
  • Location Created: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.7 × 23 cm (6 15/16 × 9 1/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.944.2.2.26
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: David Knox (American, active 1860s) Alexander Gardner (American, born Scotland, 1821 - 1882)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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