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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Military Bridge Aacross the Chickahominy

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0018 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: Chickahominy, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: June 1862 Pagination: 1 albumen : b&w ; 39.1 x 34.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One photograph entitled, "Military Bridge Aacross the Chickahominy" taken by David B. Woodbury dated June 1862. Image is of federal soldiers armed with axes, shovels, and other tools are lined up on the nearly complete Woodbury's Bridge constructed over the Chickahominy River in Virginia. A supply wagon can also be seen.

Background Information: Positive published in Gardner's "Photographic Sketchbook of the War," #17.

People: Woodbury, David, 1839-1866
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMilitary SuppliesInfrastructureBuilding ConstructionLaborPhotography

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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