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Wilderness # 11. Log breastworks in woods at Spotsylvania

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0431 Author/Creator: Place Written: Spotsylvania, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 12.2 x 8.4 cm

Summary of Content: Variant. Inscription on verso: "Confed. entrenchments near Spottswood House." Stamp of the Century Co. on verso. Numeric notation: "836" "41" & [in red] "67." Additional inscription on verso "Wilderness # 11."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattle of the WildernessBattleConfederate States of AmericaFortification

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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