Plate 80. Johnson's Mill, near Petersburg


Text and photograph from Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War, Vol. II. Negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan, text and positive by Alexander Gardner.

This property, recently, and for many years, better known as Furt's Mill, is situated just below Bolling's Dam, on the Appomattox River, near Campbell's Bridge. It is one of the several large establishments which the city of Petersburg boasts for the manufacture of flour. At the height of the grinding season, we are informed, it is capable of turning out about three hundred barrels daily.

The dam constitutes the terminus of tide-water on this stream, and, with its surroundings, is the subject of one of "Shaw's Illustrations of American Scenery," published in New York, on a large scale, upwards of forty years ago.

The Mill, we further learn, was originally built in seventeen hundred and seventy-three by Mr. Bolling.

Date Made: 1865-05

Maker: Gardner, Alexander

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Virginia, Petersburg

Related Event: Civil War


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0711.0283.30Accession Number: 1986.0711Catalog Number: 1986.0711.0283.30

Object Name: albumen photograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 in x 9 1/16 in; 17.78 cm x 22.96592 cm


Record Id: nmah_1294299

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