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Ruins of a blockade runner, Morris Island, SC [split stereocard]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1170 Author/Creator: Place Written: Morris Island, South Carolina Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.2 x 8.6 cm

Summary of Content: Image shows the machinery in ruins of a destroyed blockade runner. Numeric notation on image: "3504." Inscription on image: "The War For The Union." Numeric notation on verso: "368." Inscription on verso: "4-169 Dup," "War V [cut off]," "Machinery of the Blockade Runner [cut off]," "'Ruby' -Morris Is. S.C.," and "Published by E. & H. [cut off] American and Foreign Stereoscopic [cut off]."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBlockadeMaritimeConfederate States of AmericaWartime Pillaging and Destruction

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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