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Fort Sumter Celebration

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05137.080 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1861-1865 ca. Pagination: 1 stereocard

Summary of Content: A huge crowd at the flag raising celebration. With tax stamp.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesHolidays and CelebrationsAmerican FlagFortificationFort Sumter

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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