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Coehorn Mortar, Petersburg National Battlefield, Petersburg, Virginia, circa 1961-1970

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Summary:Coehorn Mortar, Petersburg National Battlefield, Petersburg, Virginia, circa 1961-1970. Caption reads: "One of the living history demonstrations is the firing of the Coehorn Mortar that was invented in the 1600s and used for over 300 years. The weapon was used during 'The Siege of Petersburg.'" Postmark date: May 6, 1970; Postcard number: 146454; Message included.
Creator:Miller, Walter H.
Provider:Walter H. Miller & Company, Inc.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Williamsburg
Temporal subject: 1961-1970
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Petersburg
Topical subjects:United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Petersburg National Battlefield (Va.)
Mortars (Ordnance)
Historical reenactments
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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