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White House Landing: 1862

White House Landing: 1862

1862. "White House Landing, Virginia. Federal supply vessels at anchor." Wet plate negative from photographs of the main Eastern theater of war -- the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862. View full size.

 

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Schuykill canal boats' second career

The Philadelphia & Reading Railway took a big piece of the anthracite traffic off the canal to the city of brotherly love. Several of the barges seen here may not been able to get a cut of the remaining traffic. So they were sold to the war effort. Rushed into service, they still bear their Pennsylvania port names. The builders and canalboatmen likely did not dream they would ever go down the Atlantic coast to fight in a war.

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