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Photograph Analysis

Please click the following link to print out the "Chart for Photos." After you have a paper copy of the chart please examine the following photos and complete the chart.

1. Log Hut Company Kitchen

2. Soldiers Resting after Drill Reading Letters, Papers and Playing Cards - Petersburg, VA

4. Soldiers in Front of a Wooden Hut (Winter Quarters)

783. Soldiers Filling Canteens - Fredericksburg, VA, May 18

479. Sutler's Tent at Army of the Potomac Headquarters - Bealeton, VA, August 1863

479. Sutler's Tent at Army of the Potomac Headquarters - Bealeton, VA, August 1863

Please answer these questions before moving on

  1. What patterns can you detect in the evidence from the photographs?
  2. What tentative conclusion(s) can you infer from these photos and the letters regarding the daily life of a soldier?
  3. From the evidence you've examined, what can you conclude in response to the question "Does the government provide for its soldiers adequately?"
  4. Can there be more than one legitimate answer to question 3?