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Captain Knapp's Battery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0942 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 10.2 x 9.5 cm

Summary of Content: Image of an artillery unit, surrounding three cannon. Inscription on verso: "Independent Penn. battery "E" (Knapp's battery)." Numeric notation on verso: "387." Faded duplicate of image #903.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesArtilleryWeaponry

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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