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Civil War Union Army Iron Rail Depot Photo

Civil War Union Army Iron Rail Depot Photo

Print ID: misc429

20672

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Photo overlooks view of the Union Army's supply of iron rails, which was necessary due to frequent destruction of railroads during the Civil War. This vintage photograph dates to around 1865.

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From an elevated perspective, A. J. Russell made this photograph overlooking the Union Army's plentiful supply of iron rails. Rows of barracks and a train of boxcars fill the background. Between the tall, neatly stacked rails rests a train of flatbed cars loaded with more rails. During the American Civil War, the frequent destruction of railroads required a large supply of replacement rails. According to one report, the Union's. Military Railroad purchased over 21,000 tons of track between 1862 and 1865.



Photographer: William Henry Jackson, photographer [American, 1843 - 1942]

Image courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum Open Content Collection


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