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Main Walk inside Fortress Monroe

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0927 Author/Creator: Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 11.4 x 9.5 cm

Summary of Content: The brick avenue inside Fort Monroe, with a man standing beside the road on the left, a civilian talking to an officer on the road, and five boys near the tree on the right. Incription on verso: "Main Walk Fortress Monroe." Numeric notation on verso: "46."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaFortificationBattle of PetersburgBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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