12 April 2016

My Latest From the Staunton News-Leader - Civil War Trading Cards


Topps Civil War News card #85 was titled, “Attacked From Behind” and depicted a scene from the Battle of Waynesboro showing a Union soldier being bayoneted in the back by a Confederate soldier—complete with a gory blood splash. 
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4 comments:

Becky Mushko said...

I find it interesting that the horse's bit is not attached to the bridle. How could the Union soldier control his horse?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, I had noticed that too.

Irish Mike said...

I remember those cards! Kids loved them because of the bloody depictions of the battles....parents not so much and the cards were eventually pulled from the shelves!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Mike - yes, a bit gory for the 1960's era. Thanks for the comment.