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There were many reasons why we did not go to Richmond as soon as we expected to. This is one of the reasons; there were lots of just such reasons as this all along up the James River. This is one of the many guns which commanded the river approaches for a long distance. The Rebels used to shout across to our pickets, that before we could get to Richmond we had a Longstreet to travel, a big Hill to climb, and a Stonewall to get over; but we "got there just the same." A medium shot of a large canon on a pivoting base, pointed at a body of water. There is a ship in the background, on the right side of the frame. According to the Library of Congress, many of the images shot during the Civil War are from the Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection. The negatives were sold from collector to collector and, 25 years after being shot, were finally printed in this series in the 1880s and early 1890s by John C. Taylor. In 1907, the negatives were purchased by Edward B. Eaton to be used in several of his books regarding the Civil War. (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/cwphtml/cwpback.html) The Klamm Collection has partial set, at least 54 black & white stereo views, from the American Civil War.
Black & white photographic stereograph. image/jpeg