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Peephole: 1864

Peephole: 1864

May 1864. "Virginia. Pontoon bridge across the North Anna River below Taylor's Bridge." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

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Since this was during the Civil War, it is likely they were there to see who was crossing! This area was later the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg I believe...

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The bridge even has someone guarding it to make sure no one steals it.

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