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Volck, Adalbert John (1828-1912) Stone Blockade off Charleston, S.C.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00493.10 Author/Creator: Volck, Adalbert John (1828-1912) Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: circa 1880-1890 Pagination: 1 etching : b&w ; 26.2 x 34.8 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00493.10 Author/Creator: Volck, Adalbert John (1828-1912) Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: circa 1880-1890 Pagination: 1 etching : b&w ; 26.2 x 34.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Depicts the treacherous route into Charleston Harbor with several sunken ships. Size in extent is for the mount. The actual size of the etching is 20.5 x 26.6 cm. Title in pencil on verso.

Background Information: Adalbert John Volck was a dentist, political cartoonist, and a caricaturist who sympathized with the Southern cause. During the Civil War, Volck supported the Confederacy through his satirical political cartoons. ...He also smuggled drugs and medical supplies for the Confederate army, and served as a personal courier to President Jefferson Davis. See More

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Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: BlockadeNavyMaritimeUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaCivil WarMilitary HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and Film

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