South-West view of Battery No. 1, at Farnold's House, York River

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Collection Emelia Scloerb Guenther
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Albumen print on carte de visite stock with printed gold border of the "Battery No. 1". MARKS, Front: Entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by Barnard & Gibson, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia.
MARKS, back: Brady's Album Gallery./No. 365/South-West View of Battery No. 1,/At Farnhold's House, York River, mounting 5 100-pound, and 1 200-pound rifled guns.
Year Range from 1862
Event Civil War
Year range to 1866
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes View of the earthenwork fortifications of a heavy artillery battery located at Farnhold's House on the York River in Virginia. This battery mounted 5 100-pound and 1 200-pound Parrott Rifles in barbette, four of which can be seen in this view. The cannons are mounted on heavy steel carriages and are protected by fortifications supported by sand bags and lumber.
Object ID P2000.28.85
Object Name carte de visite
Place Yorktown, VA
Print size 4 " x 2 1/2"
Subjects Civil War
Forts & fortifications
Artillery (Weaponry)
Cannon balls
Title South-West view of Battery No. 1, at Farnold's House, York River
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