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Headquarters of General Porter.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0767 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: 1861-1865 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph 10.2 x 12.1 cm

Summary of Content: Inscription on verso: "HQ-Genl Porter." Small house on left side of image with a group of soldiers out front. In the distance, there appears a large encampment. Numeric notation on verso: "41."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralMilitary CampArchitectureConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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