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Abraham Lincoln Visiting Military Officers at Antietam in 1862

Alexander Gardner1862-10-03

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President Abraham Lincoln visits General George B. McClellan and his officers at Antietam, Maryland. Alexander Gardner made the photograph on October 3, 1862. At the time, this was the main eastern theater of the Civil War. President Lincoln often conferred with his commanders in the field. Lincoln, at 6-foot 4-inches and wearing his distinctive top hat, towers over the officers.

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