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Fort Hell, Petersburg, Virginia, circa 1961-1980

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Alternate title:Greetings from Fort Hell, Petersburg, Virginia
Summary:Fort Hell, Petersburg, Virginia, circa 1961-1980. Caption reads: "Fort Hell, U.S. Route 301, south city limits of Petersburg, Virginia. Constructed by the Union Army during the Siege of Petersburg (1864-1865). Named after Gen. John Sedgwick, but nicknamed Fort Hell because of the constant cannon fire it poured on the Confederate lines. Open year 'round. View of magazine and artillery officers' headquarters." Postcard number: 39989 B.
Creator:Haynes, Joyce L.
Provider:Haynes Distributing Company
Dexter Press
Printing place:North America
United States of America
New York
West Nyack
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Roanoke
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
Forts & fortifications
Fort Sedgwick (Va.)
Petersburg National Battlefield (Va.)
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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