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Courthouse in Petersburg, Virginia.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0723 Author/Creator: Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.5 x 10.7 cm

Summary of Content: A View of the Petersburg, Virginia courthouse, with the Treadway and Johnson Stove warehouse on the right side of the image. A sign on the buidling mentions "tin ware" and wood. Inscription on verso: "Courthouse Petersburg,Va." Numeric Notation on verso: "136."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesJudiciaryGovernment and CivicsArchitectureBattleBattle of PetersburgConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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