Three Lost Soldiers
rating: +4+x
Item#: XXXX
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Assigned Site Site Director Research Head Assigned Task Force
USTNFI-Site-38 Elena Mavromatis Jackson Sallow ATF FD-9

Confiscated photograph of the containment area just before SCP-XXXX occurred.


Manifestation point and primary containment area. Containment Outpost is marked with .

Special Containment Procedures: Applied Task Force Frederick-9 ("Friendly Fire") has been formed to enact SCP-XXXX containment procedures. Task force personnel must meet the following requirements:

  • Score at least 75% on the Cuthbertson-Armstrong American Civil War educational program;1
  • Complete an Incorporeal Entity Management seminar;
  • Complete weapons training for 19th-century firearms, preferably displaying proficiency with the Enfield 1853 rifled musket and Kerr's Patent .44 sidearms;

ATF FD-9 is stationed at Containment Outpost XXXX.USVACH, a provisional research site operating under the cover of a Park Service outbuilding.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to the evocation ritual performed by a group of American Civil War reenactors on 30 April 2019. Through currently uncertain means, the re-enactment of the Battle of Chancellorsville acted as a catalyst for the manifestation of SCP-XXXX-1, -2, and -3.


From left to right, SCP-XXXX-2, -1, and -3.

SCP-XXXX-1, -2, and -3 are Class-Y incorporeal humanoid apparitions. These entities identify as members of the 18th North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army: specifically, First Lieutenant William A. Kirk (SCP-XXXX-1), Second Lieutenant Wesley L. Bumgarner (SCP-XXXX-2), and Sergeant Major Preston Layman John (SCP-XXXX-3).2

These apparitions display very limited responses to external stimuli; the only effective method of communication with them is to present as their superior officer. This apparent lack of purpose or response outside of military customs suggests that their existence is the result of a "revenant" or "unfinished business" scenario.

Instances have never been observed to deviate more than 300 meters from their manifestation point; it has not been determined whether this is intentional or if they are bound to this location.