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    Parrott Gun, Morris Island Stereoview. 7" x 3.5", on an orange mount, featuring a view of a Parrott gun mounted at Morris Island in South Carolina, with six Union soldiers standing around it. From the series The War for the Union: Photographic History. The printed label on the reverse reads in part, "War Views. No. 155. A 300 Pounder (Parrott Gun) on Morris Island, S.C., firing on Fort Sumter...taken by the Government Artist, during 1861-2-3-4-5." The Confederates abandoned Morris Island in 1863, and the Union army moved Confederate POWs to the island to act as "human shields." The hope was that this would deter the Confederate army from firing upon the Union base there. These prisoners of war came to be known as The Immortal Six Hundred. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Wear and soiling at the edges and corners, along with some minor chipping. Light foxing throughout. Further foxing and toning on verso. Overall good.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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