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    UNION GUNBOAT ON THE UPPER TENNESSEE RIVER, 1864-65. Federal Success at Chattanooga made it important to patrol the upper Tennessee River, and a number of small gunboats were built for that purpose. These little vessels were kept busily at work till the close of the war. All were named after the military leaders whose strategy had resulted in the recovery of Tennessee to the Union. This image published in F.T. Miller, The Photographic History of the Civil War, Volume VI, p. 233.

    Wet-plate glass negative - double lens exposure. Size, 5 by 8 inches.
    Probably taken by a Brady cameraman on the Tennessee River. Negative secured between protective glass covers and held in an archival frame, 12 by 14 inches.

    Provenance:
    See introduction to Brady images lot #72075


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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