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Comment by Phil Parsons on May 15th, 2023 at 8:03 am

The photo of Union troops at Petersburg used in your siege article is misplaced. A.J. Russell’s photograph (often misidentified) depicts the New Jersey Brigade, First Division VI Corps Army of the Potomac at Second Fredricksburg during the Chancellorsville Campaign, May 3, 1863. Union officers stand on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Rail Road embankment, looking at Marye Heights (Salem Heights) defended by Jubal Early’s Division, Army of Nothern Virginia. The same misidentified photo appears in numerous Petersburg siege articles and books. The photo was misidentified decades ago and the misrepresentation continues to perpetuate. Photo credit Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on May 15th, 2023 at 9:12 am

Thank you, Phil, for your comment. Yes, you are correct! That photo was misidentified. The article will be revised appropriately.
Thank you again for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

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