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Ruins of Fort Morgan, Alabama

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1357 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1864/08/23 Pagination: 1 carte de visite 6.2 x 10.3 cm

Summary of Content: Image shows exterior wall of Fort Morgan. Heavy artillery damage is evident. Graphite inscription on verso "Aug. 23, 1864" "1.75--." Ink inscription on verso "Fort Morgan, at the entrance of Mobile Bay, Ala., showing the effects of Farragut's bombardment." Photographers imprint on verso: "Published by E. & H. T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York. Manufacturers of the best Photographic Albums."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesWartime Pillaging and DestructionConfederate States of AmericaFortificationNavyUnion GeneralBattleArtillery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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