ORIGINAL UNION & CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR UNKNOWNS MONUMENT c1866 STEREO VIEW PHOTO. PHOTO IMAGE WAS TAKEN IN 1866 AND THE STEREO VIEW ITSELF WAS PUBLISHED IN c1871. THIS IS WHAT THE MEMORIAL LOOKS LIKE UNTIL 1893 WHEN IT WAS RADICALLY CHANGED IN DESIGN. The Civil War Unknowns Monument is a burial vault and memorial honoring unidentified dead from the American Civil War built in 1865. The bodies of 2,111 Union and Confederate dead were collected, most of them from the battlefields of First and Second Bull Run as well as the Union army's retreat along the Rappahannock River.
It was located at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. THE MONUMENTS / BURIAL VAULTS BASE STATES.
REPOSE THE BONES OF TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN UNKNOWN SOLDIERS. FROM THE FIELDS OF BULL RUN, AND THE ROUTE TO THE RAPPAHANNOCK.
THEIR REMAINS COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED, BUT THEIR NAMES AND DEATHS ARE. RECORDED IN THE ARCHIVES OF THEIR COUNTRY; AND ITS GRATEFUL CITIZENS. HONOR THEM AS OF THEIR NOBLE ARMY OF MARTYRS. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE!PUBLISHER'S IDENTIFICATION LABEL ON THE REVERSE. DIMENSIONS: 3 3/8" x 6 7/8". SHARP FOCUS WITH VERY GOOD CONTRAST. JARVIS PUBLISHER & DEALER In STEREO VIEWS 479 Pa Avenue. THIS IS NOT A COPY OR A REPRODUCTION.