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Photo Essay: The Civil War: Between the Battles

Embalming the Remains

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Photo: Library of Congress

Card PlayersKilling TimeSlave PortraitDining al FrescoSlave FamilyExamining the Fortifications Taking AimCaring for the WoundedHunkered DownEmbalming the RemainsThe Grapevine BridgeTelegraph  LineOverpass

Embalming the Remains

In this undated photo, Dr. Richard Burr, an embalming surgeon, prepares a body for the preservation process.

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