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Wilderness # 4. View taken from the wilderness tarvern, Lacy house in distance

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0432 Author/Creator: Place Written: Wilderness, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 12.7 x 8.5 cm

Battle line lay just another mile over the hill. "Inscription on verso: "Distant view of Lacy House from old wilderness tavern." Additional inscription on verso: "Wilderness # 4." Stamp of the Century Co. on verso. Numerical notation: "29" & [in red] "63."

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