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Wilderness # 42. Trees shattered by artillery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0436 Author/Creator: Place Written: Wilderness, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 17.9 x 13.8 cm

Summary of Content: Inscription on verso: "Trees shattered by artillery near junction of old and new Cold Harbor roads."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattleBattle of the WildernessWartime Pillaging and Destruction

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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