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    BATTERY D, FIFTH U. S. ARTILLERY, IN ACTION/FREDERICKSBURG, VA. (No. 31). One of the few "action" photos taken during the war, Gardner writes that "This picture was made as the guns were engaging the enemy, the gunners who had just received the order, 'cannoniers to your posts,' calling to the photographer to hurry his wagon out of the way..." It was taken in June, 1863 following the Sixth Corps' crossing of the Rappahannock and near the ruins of the Mansfield House. Mount measures 12.25 by 10 inches with a tiny chip from the upper right corner. The images is 9 by 7 inches with nice clarity and great content. Dated 1866 and noted "Negative by T. H. O'Sullivan" and "Positive by A. Gardner..." with the date taken: "May, 1863."

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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