Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Spotsylvania” in chapter 12 of The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery.:
... by the photographer on his negative.
The few words recall important events.
At this time Grant was in the midst of his unsuccessful attempt to circumvent Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia at Spotsylvania .
The work shown in this photograph was but child's play compared with the undertaking just one month later, when Grant finally decided to cross the James.
One hour before noon on June 15th, Gener...
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