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Officers posing with a heavy gun outside Washington, D. C. ca. 1862 (b / w photo)

Officers posing with a heavy gun outside Washington, D. C. ca. 1862 (b  /  w photo)


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Officers posing with a heavy gun outside Washington, D. C. ca. 1862 (b / w photo)

869213 Officers posing with a heavy gun outside Washington, D. C. ca. 1862 (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Group of seven Union officers posing with a barbette-mounted 32-pounder gun during the Civil War, possibly in Fort Totten northeast of Washington, D. C. ca. 1862. Original shattered glass-negative image has been cleaned and repaired); Battlefields in Motion, Ltd.; American, out of copyright

Media ID 22738654

© Battlefields in Motion, Ltd. / Bridgeman Images

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This photograph captures a significant moment in American history during the Civil War. The image showcases a group of seven Union officers proudly posing with a formidable 32-pounder gun outside Washington, D. C. , circa 1862. It is believed that this photo was taken at Fort Totten, located northeast of the capital city. The officers stand tall and confident, dressed in their military uniforms adorned with sabers and swords. Their facial hair, including mustaches and beards, adds to their authoritative presence. The heavy artillery they are pictured with symbolizes the strength and determination of the Union forces as they defended Washington from Confederate attacks. Despite its age, this print has been meticulously restored after being damaged over time. The shattered glass-negative image has been cleaned and repaired to preserve its historical significance for future generations. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are transported back to an era when America was divided by war but united in purpose. It serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by these brave men who fought for their beliefs on both sides of the conflict. This image is not just a testament to our past but also an artistic representation of courage, fortitude, and dedication displayed by those who served during one of America's most challenging periods - the Civil War.

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