Federal Battery No1...

Made:
1862-05 in Yorktown Battlefield
photographer:
Alexander Gardner
and
Wood & Gibson
'Federal Battery No1...'
      A photograph of a heavy gun battery at Yorktown,  Virginia, America

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'Federal Battery No1...' A photograph of a heavy gun battery at Yorktown, Virginia, America
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A photograph of a heavy gun battery at Yorktown, Virginia, America, by Alexander Gardener (1821-1882) from a negative produced by Wood and Gibson (active 1860s) in May 1862. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Canada and the United States.1867' by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), who toured Canada and America in 1867.

A photograph of a heavy gun battery at Yorktown, Virginia, America, by Alexander Gardener (1821-1882) from a negative produced by Wood and Gibson (active 1860s) in May 1862. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Canada and the United States.1867' by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), who toured Canada and America in 1867.

These heavy guns were used during the inconclusive siege of Yorktown between 5 April 5 and 4 May 1862. A small Confederate force in the town stopped a much larger Union army from marching on the Confederate capital at Richmond.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1995-5001/1/22
type:
photograph
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford