John Reekie

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John Reekie was another little known Civil War photographer. Reekie was employed by Alexander Gardner. One of his most well-known images, A Burial Party, Cold Harbor, was included in Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War and depicts African American soldiers gathering remains for reburial at the site of the Battle of Cold Harbor almost a year after the battle. This photograph is notable for being one of relatively few images depicting black soldiers' role in the war.