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Water Battery on James Island, South Carolina

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0933 Author/Creator: Place Written: James Island, South Carolina Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 8.9 x 7.6 cm

Summary of Content: Image of five cannon facing towards the sea on James Island, South Carolina. Inscription on verso: "Water Battery of Fort Johnson, James Island, S.C." Numeric notation on verso: "42." Additional Numeric notation on verso: "262."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaFortificationArtillery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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