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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Wharf At White House Landing, Help Explain That Train Please?

    Cropped version of one of a series ID'd on LoC as a temporary bridge across the Pamunkey. I'm not sure it's just a bridge given activity on it- seems more a wharf/bridge. None of the ' White House Landing ' images on LoC identify a photographer but what interests me is what on earth he captured...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    What A Messy, Boring Affair War Can Be

    It didn't take much browsing through this public access LoC image from City Point to catch a whole lot of mess. Between the disorganized dockside arrangements, supplies apparently tossed randomly onto barges, what looks like a floating homestead someone threw away and someone's compacted...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Mrs. R. H. Spencer, Pete, The Battery Horse of Company G And A Tough Old Bird

    From an improbable, 1835 ballet, woman and horse decorate a stage, no less improbably than Elmina Spencer- our famous " Mrs. R. H. " on horseback, decorated battlefields, camps, hospitals and getting literally blown from one, an eye witness to City Point's barge explosion. Decades post war, a...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    What was A Canal Boat From Schuylkill Haven, PA, Doing With McClellan In Virginia, Please?-

    Another hand's down favorite photograph. White House Landing, Pamunkey, 1862- McClellan's Army in possession of a nearly sleepy scene. Camp on banks ( hospital there somewhere ), steamers, one of the ( twin? ) masted war ships ( Unadilla? ) - and canal boats bearing home town names from 100's of...
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    Confederate Prisoners at White House Landing, Va.

    Supposedly taken at White House Landing, Va. on June 9, 1864, this is probably one of the best images of Confederate prisoners ever taken. There are few photographs out there of Confederate prisoners taken in the field, as opposed to in a prison camp. It's unique, as it gives us a view of what...
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