Saturday, July 23, 2011

FJP Post Malvern Hill, Harrison's Landing Respite?

Following the Battle at Malvern Hill on July 1st, 1862, FJP moved to Harrison's Landing along the James River to rendezvous with Gen. McClellan. This semi relaxed camp scene, with General Porter seated, and posed young African American woman who is clearly meant to be in the photograph (laundress?) was probably taken a few days later, around July 4th.

LOC photo
Courtesy, Philips Exeter Academy Archives

1 comment:

  1. Hi silkbrocade:
    I'm writing a NF children's book about black women in the Civil War. I would like to find the source of photo of FJP with the black laundress. Does your tag line for that photo say it's from the Library of Congress? Would you be willing to share the photo ID?
    Thanks in advance!