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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Ruins of Stone Bridge on Manassas battlefield.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0802 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 8.3 x 9.5 cm

Stone bridge foundation remains in right foreground and sparse vegetation. The bridge once spanned Bull Run--site of fierce fighting in 1861 and 1862. Numeric notation on verso: "3/0." Taken by Barnard & Gibson in March 1862. (Photographic History of the Civil War, Vol. 1, p. 829). See GLC 5111.01.0039 [also of Stone Bridge].

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