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View of the Old Lacy House from the Old Wilderness Tavern

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0945 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 12.7 x 9.5 cm

Summary of Content: Image of the ruins of the Lacy House, where all that remains in this image is a foundation and part of a wall. A wooden structure to the left of the ruins remains intact, however. Inscription: "View of the Old Lacy House from the Old Wilderness Tavern." Inscription on verso: "Duplicate."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesWartime Pillaging and DestructionBattleBattle of Fredericksburg

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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