Stereograph: "Fort Damnation"

Description
In this hand-colored photograph, Confederates lie dead in a trench at Fort Mahone after Union forces broke through Lee's defenses on April 2, 1865 and forced him to abandon Petersburg. Many Union troops died as well in the bloody assault on "Fort Damnation."
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1865-04-02
maker
Gardner, Alexander
place made
United States: Virginia, Petersburg
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 7/16 in x 6 15/16 in; 8.73125 cm x 17.62125 cm
ID Number
1988.3071.0107
catalog number
88.3071.107
accession number
1988.3071
subject
Civil War
related event
Civil War
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Art
Civil War
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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