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Fortifications near Yorktown, Va. [split stereocard]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1173 Author/Creator: Place Written: nr. Yorktown, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 8.9 x 8.9 cm

Summary of Content: Image is of a group of fortifications near Yorktown, including one upon which six men and an artillery piece are situated. The photograph is faded with age. Graphite inscription on verso: "Dupe. Fortifications near." Numeric notation on verso: "496." Photographer's imprint on verso: "Published by E & HT Anthony & Co, New York. Negatives by Brady & Co, Washington."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattleConfederate States of AmericaFortificationArtilleryBattle (Siege, Surrender) of Yorktown

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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