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REENACTMENT(13)_ISO 400_SEPIA
30-SEP-2007

REENACTMENT(13)_ISO 400_SEPIA

A black Confederate States of America reenactor. During the American Civil War, black soldiers fought valiantly for both the North and the South. ISO 400. No PP noise reduction. Polarizer filter used. Hand held at 35mm equivalent of 314mm. Stabilizer setting #2. Other camera settings were: Contrast: +1; Sharpness: 0; Saturation: +1; Noise Reduction: 0.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
1/250s f/4.5 at 51.6mm iso100 full exif

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Leon 24-Feb-2009 05:45
A "large" number of black soldiers did not fight for the Confederacy - no where near the over 209,000 men of color soldiers and sailors fighting in the United Sates Colored Troops. The Louisiana Native Guard volunteered their services, but changed sides when they were abandoned by the Confederates, and fought for the Union as the Corps d'Afrique. So afraid that arming blacks would undermine the South's justification of slavery, and that blacks would turn on them, there was no real attempt by the South to form black fighting units until near the end of the war.
coaster03-Oct-2007 03:16
Very nice.