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Unknown [Action scene with soldiers and cannon]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02179.01.046 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Lacon, Illinois Type: Print Date: no date Pagination: 1 print ; 11.6 x 14.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Print of an action scene with soldiers and cannon (possibly a re-enactment?)

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesArt, Music, Theater, and FilmArtillery

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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