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Gettysburg: Union Breastworks

Civil War Breastworks at Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Pa. Interior view of breastworks on extreme left of the Federal line.

This 1863 photograph shows the extreme advantage of he Union troops at Gettysburg. This photo shows an ideal defensive position on the left of the Federal lines.  You can see that they occupy the "high ground" with significant boulders to protect their position.

Photographer: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882,

CREATED/PUBLISHED
1863 July.

SUMMARY
Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863.

NOTES
Reference: Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0196

Title from Milhollen and Mugridge.

Two plates form variant view plate (LC-B811-0247A) and variant view (LC-B811-0247B).

 

 

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