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    A Marvelous Civil War Stereoview of a Black Soldier Working on the Dutch Gap Canal Taken after the canal bank was blown out. On the extreme end of the bank, the land forms a profile, called "Jeff Davis" by the soldiers. During the siege of Petersburg, Virginia, the North built a canal near Dutch Gap, in an attempt to divert part of the James River. The work was considered very dangerous and in the fall of 1864, most of the work was performed by "colored troops." Pasted commentary and legend on verso. Quite fine.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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