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The Petersburg, Virginia, courthouse in 1865. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown.

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City Point, Virginia View of waterfront with Federal supply boats. View of waterfront with Federal supply boats. It was created between 1860 and 1865. The photograph illustrates the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.

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"Brady's Photo Unit: In late 1864, Brady's photographers captured images of one of the final campaigns of the war, the prolonged siege of Petersburg, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Library of Congress)."

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Petersburg, Virginia Sutlers tent, 2d Division, 9th Corps. It was taken in 1864. The picture shows the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.

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Officers of 114th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment - Officers of the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment while away the hours during the lengthy Siege of Petersburg in 1864-65. “There’s a lot of daily life that goes on backstage behind the camps around battlefields,” Knauer says. If these men from the Army of the Potomac joined their unit at its founding, in 1861, they may have served at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, among other major battles of the war

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American Civil War artillery. This 13-inch Model 1861 seacoast mortar was perhaps the most famous mortar used during the war. The Dictator was mounted on a specially reinforced railroad car designed to accommodate its impressive 17,000 pounds. The gun was served by Company G of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery for three months during the siege of Petersburg, Virginia in 1864. The Dictator was capable of lobbing a 200-pound explosive shell approximately 2 ½ miles into the city .

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Confederate and Union soldier laying dead, side by side, in a trench. It was made in 1865. The illustration documents the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.

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