McPherson & Oliver CDVs of Fort Morgan, Alabama, 1864

Lot of 2 CDVs. McPherson & Oliver: New Orleans, LA, October 1, 1864. Each captioned in top margin: "7 inch Brook's Rifle - Whistler"; and "9 inch Blakely Gun - Range 5 miles." With photographer's imprint and two-cent revenue stamp on verso. 

The photographs show the Confederate's guns in the aftermath of the Federal forces' successful siege on the crucial CSA-held fort guarding the entrance to Mobile Bay. Admiral Farragut's fleet had neutralized the Confederate naval forces and complementary batteries in the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, allowing General Gordon Granger's forces to commence a complementary land-based siege on the fort. The rebels held out for over two weeks before surrendering on August 23, 1864, after sabotaging their guns.

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography


Toning to each image and mount. Light corner/edge wear to each mount. 

Brook's Rifle CDV: image has undergone some fading. Few minor spots. 

Estimate: $400 - $600
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