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Image: Military Railroad Operations in Northern Virginia: Man Standing on Railroad Tracks Holding Twisted Rail

Photo Credit: copy photo: J. Giammatteo
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Military Railroad Operations in Northern Virginia: Man Standing on Railroad Tracks Holding Twisted Rail

ca. 1862-1863
19th century
150 x 204 mm (5.9 x 8 in.)

Andrew Joseph Russell, American, (1830–1902)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Salt paper print on photographic paper mounted on thin board
Edition: By comparison with a possibly related print in the Library of Congress (no. 56, call number LOT 9209), possibly from the album Photographs Illustrative of Operations in Construction and Transportation, as Used to Facilitate the Movements of the Armies of the Rappahannock, of Virginia….
Marks: Inscribed in pencil on mount, below image: “Destroying Rock Mil. RRs.”; inscribed in brown ink (probably faded from black): “#56”; inscribed in pencil on verso, upper right corner: “RR”
Credit Line: Gift of Richard E. Kremer, M.D., 2010
Accession Number: 2010.9.10

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Civil War era
  • military
  • military engineering - Art and practice of designing and building military fortifications and other installations, and building and maintaining lines of military communication and transportation. It includes providing utilities such as water and power to combat armies, design and construction of facilities to transport armies and weapons, particularly heavy artillery, the use or neutralization of conventional explosives, development of topographical maps and engineering intelligence, and the development of equipment necessary to carry out these operations. [July 1993 descriptor moved. April 1993 related term added. October 1992 scope note added; lead-in term added.]
  • military history - Branch of history covering organized warfare and military institutions in general, as well as specific wars, personalities, engagements, units, weaponry, uniforms, and other military artifacts. [September 1995 related term deleted, was "". February 1994 descriptor added.]
  • railroads
  • Southern United States - TGN 4011499 (general region): In its broadest sense, it refers to states south of the Mason-Dixon Line and Ohio River, which was the boundary between opposing states in the Civil War. In this sense, it includes Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. In more common modern usage, it excludes Maryland, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  • tracks - Use for the assembly of rails, ties, and fasteners over which rail vehicles travel. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • transportation
  • Virginia - TGN 7007919
  • war - From TGM: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/tgm/item/tgm011468

Dimensions
  • image Dimensions: 150 x 204 mm (5.9 x 8 in.)

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