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Baptist Church at the end of a road in Fredericksburg

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0865 Author/Creator: Place Written: Fredericksburg, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.5 x 13 cm

Summary of Content: A Baptist church stands at what seems to be the end of a road, with houses set to each side of it. A covered wagon sits, apparantly ready to unload parishiners, while a man on horseback peers intently at it. Inscription on verso: "Bapti." Numeric notation on verso: "135."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattle of FredericksburgBattleReligionConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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