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Barnard, George N. (1819-1902) Whiteside Valley below the bridge, photo from nature by G.N. Barnard

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0454 Author/Creator: Barnard, George N. (1819-1902) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: circa 1860 Pagination: 1 albumen : b&w ; 40.8 x 51.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Page removed from the album "Photographic Views of the Sherman Campaign." A long, winding road runs down the center-left of the image. The frame of an unfinished building is visible to the right of the road in the center of the image. Soldiers pose on the far right of the image near small fortifications. The rugged natural scenery, including dense forests and thick brush, dominates the view.

People: Barnard, George N., 1819-1902

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesFortificationGeography and Natural HistoryInfrastructureBuilding Construction

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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