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Atlanta where McPherson was killed [stereocard]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0931 Author/Creator: Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 stereocard 16.5 x 8.6 cm

Summary of Content: The images shows two wheels propped up against each other in the trees. The center tree bears a sign. Scraps of wood and cloth are scattered on the ground. Inscription on verso: "Atlanta where McPherson was killed." Additional inscription on verso: "No label." Numeric notation on verso: "104." Numeric notation on recto: "104."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralDeathBattle of AtlantaBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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