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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) [Wreckage of heavy artillery piece including gun, carriage, and unused shells]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0143 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 24.2 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: A print of a photograph showing the remains of a heavy artillery piece. The unused spherical shells scattered across the image include wooden sabots attached to the shells by tin straps. The top of the shell in the center of the image displays where the fuze would be attached. This type of smoothbore munition was commonly used by Confederate artillery.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesArtilleryWartime Pillaging and DestructionAmmunitionConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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