Lot of 5 CDVs showing the Confederate force's battered guns and cannon taken in the aftermath of the siege at Port Hudson, July 1863. McPherson & Oliver: Baton Rouge, LA, 1863-1864. Two views with period notations on verso include "Specimen of the Rebel batteries at time of Surrender," and "Cannon captured at Port Hudson." Additional cartes include a view of a Rebel 42-pounder rifled gun that was purportedly placed in a position to fire at Godfrey Weitzel as well as views of a disabled Rebel gun and dismounted cannon among the ruins.
Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography
View of 42-pounder with damage, including loss to to left corner of mount. Some soiling, particularly in margins.
Remaining cartes in good to very good condition, with some toning, minor soiling, or few scattered spots. Some corner/edge wear to mounts.
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