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Howitzer Monument, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907-1914

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Alternate title:Howitzer Monument, Grove Avenue, Richmond, Va.
Summary:Howitzer Monument, Grove Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907-1914. Caption reads: "Howitzer Monument, (Grove and Park Aves.), Richmond, Va. Unveiled Dec. 13, 1892. Represents a typical artilleryman at position 'Number One.' Organized in Richmond in Nov. 1859, its first service was to assist in defending Virginia during the John Brown 'raid'. Its original armament consisted of mounted, naval or boat howitzers, drawn by the cannoneers. Was in the field during the entire war, being dis-banded at Appomattox. At Gettysburg it occupied a position near the 'Peach Orchard.'" Postcard number: 41, A-5465.
Provider:Southern Bargain House
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Richmond
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Monuments & memorials
Artillery (Troops)
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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