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Signature: Inscribed on verso: "305-IV / Conf. Fortifications at Manassas"
Frederick Hill Meserve CollectionCentury MagazineGeneral Albert Ordway; [Paul Katz, North Bennington, Vermont, June 10, 1984]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York
This is a field print, made from the negative of a smaller camera, and used for a preliminary view. It was probably printed on-the-spot in the field. The confederates who had a shortage of cannons would occasionally put dummy wooden guns in place to simulate real artillery positions. The Quakers as a matter of conscience did not bear arms - hence the appellation. (Katz)
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