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Ruins of Fort Pulaski, Georgia

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1358 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 carte de visite 6.2 x 9.8 cm

Summary of Content: Red border on recto. Image shows exterior wall of Fort Pulaski, with cannon. Heavy artillery damage is evident. Graphite inscription on verso "Fort Pulaski April 1862 O'Sullivan photo Horan p. 85" "1.25-" "22." Photographers imprint on verso: "Published by E. Anthony, 501 Broadway, N.Y. Manufacturer of Photographic Albums. Snyder, Block & Sturn, N.Y."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesFortificationConfederate States of AmericaWartime Pillaging and DestructionArtillery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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