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McPherson & Oliver [Scene of the 'Negro Charge' on the Reb Works]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04596.01 Author/Creator: McPherson & Oliver Place Written: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Type: Photograph Date: 1863 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 6.2 cm. x 10.2 cm.

Carte de visite. Penciled caption on verso, with additional pencil inscriptions "307" and "7793." View of a fortification on the edge of a valley. White mount with tan border. McPherson & Oliver imprint on verso.

Photograph is not dated, but many other photographs taken by McPherson & Oliver are dated 1861-1865. McPherson & Oliver was a photography film located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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