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Bombproof, Port Hudson, LA

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1290 Author/Creator: Place Written: Port Hudson, Louisiana Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 8.3 x 8.6 cm

Summary of Content: The image shows a large bombproof fortification with debris from shell damage. Numeric notation on image: "759" and height measurement: "4." Inscription on image: "From J. C. Palfrey." Numeric notation on verso: "215B" and "2962-15." Inscription on verso: "Port Hudson," "Interior of Citadel," "[illegible'] War" and "MES."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattle of Port HudsonWartime Pillaging and DestructionFortification

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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