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Artist's depiction of the Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia, circa 1961-1980

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Alternate title:Battle of the Crater
Summary:Artist's depiction of the Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia, circa 1961-1980. Caption reads: "The Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864. This painting of the famous Civil War battle by John Elder (1833-95) depicts the charge of Matrone's Virginia brigade after the Confederate defense line had been broken by the Union mine. Several hours later, Lee's troops recaptured their line. The Crater is in Petersburg National Military Park, Virginia." Message reads: "Dear Mom and family, Guess you thought we were gone. We've been so busy seeing sights like the one on the card. Sorry we didn't write sooner. We're having a lot of fun. See you in about a week. Love, Judy and Bob." Postmark date illegible.
Creator:Miller, W. H.
Provider:Tichnor Brothers, Inc.
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Temporal subject: 1864-07-30
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
Campaigns & battles
Petersburg Crater, Battle of, Va., 1864
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:War, Military
Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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