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Rebel Artillery Soldiers Killed in the Trenches of Fort Mahone
  • Edward Anthony, publisher
    1818–1888
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
    Henry Tiebout Anthony, publisher
    1814–1884
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Rebel Artillery Soldiers Killed in the Trenches of Fort Mahone, 1865
  • 15 Stereographs of the Civil War from the Union Side
  • Where object was made: United States
  • albumen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8.1 x 15.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 3 3/16 x 6 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1979.0058.10
Description
Exhibitions

Stereograph of deceased soldiers. Two dead soldiers lying on ground face up. The lower half of a horse is shown in the background. Printed on the reverse: Rebel Artillery Soldiers killed in the Trenches of Fort Mahone, called by the soldiers “Fort Damnation,” at the storming of Petersburgh, Va., April 2d, 1865. The one in the foreground has U.S. belts on, probably taken from a Union soldier prisoner, his uniform is gray cloth trimmed with red. This view was taken the morning after the fight. No. 3181. Copyright secured