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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0420 Author/Creator: Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 10.7 x 12.7 cm

Summary of Content: The street runs down the center of the photograph. Many buildings stand on the left side of the image. The building on the corner on the right side of the image bears a sign reading "George family." The text between George and family has been cut off by the edge of the photograph. Numeric notation: "959 XI - IV."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaBattle of Petersburg

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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