Check out this photo. This is another one of the gems from the LoC American Memory website. I was talking about it with a friend yesterday and thought I'd post it here.
There are so many intricate details in this photo that really give a great insight on the motley crew in the picture. The photo is titled:
"Petersburg, Va. Federal soldiers removing artillery from Confederate fortifications" and says it was taken in April of 1865.
There are so many neat things in this photo and if you go in to the link and view the massive tif file all kinds of little treasures are found; cups on haversack straps, raincovers on caps, neat mounted services jackets with one false button on the collar, overcoats & blankets hanging about, canteens of varying style / cover etc, trowsers tucked into boots, cuffs rolled up over boots, ripped cuffs, an oldly placed scarf, a 'army fit' fatigue blouse, and a trigger finger mitten on the ground amidst other cups and detritis...
Check it out, a wild, wild photo! If someone can post it here and some of the details, it is well worth it, I have trouble uploading (I think it is a conspiracy.)