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Siege Of Petersburg

The Petersburg, Virginia, courthouse in 1865. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown.

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Here is General Ulysses S. Grant (center of bench beside tree) on eve of Siege of Petersburg VA, which escalated this month 1864. Photo by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.

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Civil War Artillerists. View of "The Dictator" during the seige of Petersburg, Va. Taken in 1864 by David Knox.

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Petersburg, Virginia Sutlers tent, 2d Division, 9th Corps. It was taken in 1864. The picture shows the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.

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A Union "Moving battery" at the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia, 1864. This railbound artillery belonged to Battery D of the 2nd New York Heavy Artillery Regiment.

Cat-Custodians of the Hermitage Museum treasures: Tikhon in the Large Italian Skylight Hall. Named after the pagan god of fate, old-timer Tikhon is extremely discreet and thorough. As fate itself would have it, Tikhon was moved from the General Staff building to the Great Hermitage, where he became the unofficial leader of all the palace cats.

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