1865. "Petersburg, Virginia. Interior view of Fort Sedgwick."


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Don't think I've seen that one with the man sitting there, thanks for posting.

Here's another view a little to the right of where that photo was taken.
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Any attacker would have a hard time assaulting that, especially with artillery pieces placed behind the embrasures in the parapet. Notice how in the photo above the cannon would be positioned to enfilade or fire horizontally down the line of where the photo was taken. Any approach to the fort could be swept with canister. The fraises (sharpened stakes), abatis and the ditches are constructed to slow down the attacker.
 
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What I find most interesting about this, and other photos of Civil War sites, is the lack of trees compared with these same locations today. I guess we figure out from photos like this where they all went.
 
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Thanks--was the orginal picture taken looking toward the CS or the Union Lines?
How did you find the present day site today?
 

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