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Wilderness # 24. Confed. entrenchments across Orange Plank Road

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0437 Author/Creator: Place Written: Wilderness, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 11.3 x 8.6 cm

Title from inscription on verso. Image of a man standing near the side of the road. Shattered trees in the background and debris everywhere. Stamp of the century co. on verso.

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