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Osborn's Gallery View of the soldiers' barracks at Fort Moultrie.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04509.14 Author/Creator: Osborn's Gallery Place Written: [Charleston, South Carolina] Type: Photograph Date: [1861/04] Pagination: carte de visite, 6.2 x 10.2 cm. White mount with gold border.

Summary of Content: Osborn imprint on verso. View of the soldiers' barracks at Fort Moultrie.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Fort SumterMilitary CampArchitectureFortificationCivil WarMilitary History

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