This was taken in a corner of Soldiers Ground, a US Civil War cemetery in Charleston. The year 1864 saw many graves filled here with Confederate troops. General Sherman on the federal side was starting his ‘march to the sea’ with Georgia and South Carolina in the path.
Note; The finish of this photograph is in the style of the Bonfils Studio, Lebanon.
Félix Adrien Bonfils was a French photographer and writer who was active in the Middle East. He was one of the first commercial photographers to produce images of the Middle East on a large scale and amongst the first to employ a new method of color photography, developed in 1880. The studio sold photographs from catalog’s which were first introduced at the 1878 Paris Exposition.
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