Lot of 2 CDVs of batteries in Vicksburg, Mississippi, including:
CDV featuring the CSA's Marine Hospital Battery following the Siege of Vicksburg. Image includes at least two Confederate subjects, four guns in dugout emplacements complete with ordinance, and numerous tents in the background. Verso bears ink inscription reading, "C.S. / Marine Hospital Battery / Vicksburg, Mississippi / July, 1863." The Marine Hospital Battery was located in the southern part of Vicksburg, and was one of the city's strongest river fortifications with three 42-pound smoothbores, two 32-pound smoothbores, and two 32-pound rifles.
CDV featuring the Union fortification, Battery Sherman, following the Siege of Vicksburg, ca 1864. Image includes two Union soldiers, three heavy guns and three field pieces complete with ordinance and ammunition chests. Verso with Joslyn, Smith & Co., Vicksburg, MS imprint and various pencil inscriptions. After the Siege of Vicksburg, General Grant ordered that all of the ditches and points of entry once used by Union forces be filled up to fortify the city. Battery Sherman was thus built along the Jackson Road entrance just outside of Vicksburg on the new defensive line dug by Union troops.
CSA Marine Hospital Battery CDV with heavy soiling and wear throughout, including a torn off upper left corner and crease extending from middle left edge to bottom edge. Union Battery Sherman CDV with light discoloration/overall wear, including two large spots of discoloration on verso.
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