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Title Gateway at Yorktown, Virginia
Catalog Number P2000.28.84
Object Name carte de visite
Description Albumen print on carte de visite stock with printed gold border of the gate at Yorktown. MARKS, Front: Entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by M. B. Brady, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia.
MARKS, back: Brady's Album Gallery./No. 413/Gateway, Yorktown.
Date 1862-1866
Event Civil War
Subjects Civil War
Forts & fortifications
Cities & towns
Photographer Brady, Mathew
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Emelia Scloerb Guenther
Catalog date 2003-11-04
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes View of the earthenwork fortifications and main gate at Yorktown, Virginia. Several soldiers and an officer on horseback can be seen near the gate, and the colonial houses of the city can be seen behind the wall. Yorktown was placed under siege from April 5-18, 1862 at the begining of the Penninsua Campaign. This photograph would have been taken shortly after its capture by Federal troops.