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  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, Alexander

    Scene in Pleasant Valley, Maryland (plate 24 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    Gen. George McClellan selected this house as a temporary home for his wife, and the Union commander spent many hours here as well. Gardner notes that members of Burnside’s and McClellan’s staffs are in the photograph and that McClellan was drawn away because of enemy action nearby.

    $2,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) O’Sullivan, Timothy

    Commissary Department, Head-Quarters Army of the Potomac (plate 61 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    “The commissary at General Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac was nothing less than an immense grocery establishment. Coffee, tea, sugar, molasses, bacon, salt pork, fresh beef, potatoes, rice, flour &c. were always kept on hand in large quantities” (Gardner).

    $2,000

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Wood & Gibson

    Battery No. 4, near Yorktown, Virginia (plate 14 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    This battery of 13 inch mortars was placed for the bombardment of Yorktown. The high trajectory of the shells permitted the emplacement to be made under a high bank.

    $2,000