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House of Robert B. Rhett, Beaufort, S.C.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0764 Author/Creator: Place Written: Beaufort, South Carolina Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 10.2 x 9.5 cm

Summary of Content: Inscription on verso: "Rhett's House Beaufort, S.C." The house is surrounded by trees, with a man standing at the foot of the stairs leading up to the main entry. Numeric notation on verso: "35(20)."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesArchitectureConfederate States of AmericaConfederate General or Leader

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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