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Artist's depiction of the Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia, circa 1930-1944

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Alternate title:Battle of the Crater
Summary:Artist's depiction of the Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia, circa 1930-1944. Caption reads: "The Siege of Petersburg, or commonly known as the 'Battle of the Crater,' occurred on July 30, 1864. While there is no accurate report of Confederate losses, there is estimated that over ten thousand Federals were killed in this memorable battle. The Confederate troops were led by General Robert E. Lee and the Federals by General U.S. Grant." Postcard numbers: 8, 59357.
Provider:William E. Lum Jr., Inc.
Curt Teich & Co.
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Petersburg
Temporal subject: 1921-1930
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:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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