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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Camp Cumberland landing

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0447 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.5 x 10.6 cm

Summary of Content: Title from inscription on verso. The camp consists of many A-frame tent. There are man hoses in the camp area. The landing is visible in the distance. Note the many wagons at the river bank. Inscription on verso: "Gardner." Numeric notation: "1218 III."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMilitary Camp

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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