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Hammond, Horace J. [sketch of "shanty"]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09273.11 Author/Creator: Hammond, Horace J. Place Written: s.l. Type: Sketch Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. ; 12.4 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: circa November, 1864. Hammond to wife. The first side of the sketch is a detailed drawing of the "shanty" Hammond will be living in throughout the winter. It is made of logs, and seems to be fairly well built. The shanty also includes a chimney and a roof. The other side of the sketch is an overhead view of what the entire camp looks like. The houses are laid out in lines and are marked by short pencil lines. The regiment then formed "streets" that sort the shanties into columns.

People: Hammond, Horace J., fl. 1864-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Soldier's LetterUnion ForcesMilitary HistoryUnion Soldier's LetterCivil WarMilitary CampArchitectureBuilding Construction

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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