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Two men standing outside of photographer's studio at Bermuda Hundred, VA. 
1865 (ca) 
  
Carte de visite 
Cowan Auctions, Inc 
American History: Premier Auction, 26 June 2018, Lot: 80 
  
 
LL/83446 
  
Two men standing outside of photographer's studio at Bermuda Hundred, VA. No studio imprint, ca 1865. Ink inscription on verso reads, "Scene at Bermuda 100, Va / March 1865 / Photographers 'printing room.'" A rare late-war view of a photo studio in a town that saw heavy destruction during the Civil War, mostly as a result of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign carried out in May of 1864.
 
The town of Bermuda Hundred, settled in 1613, is situated where the James and Appomattox Rivers meet in Virginia. The town and surrounding countryside saw heavy destruction during the Civil War, mostly as a result of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign carried out in May of 1864. In order to keep Union General Butler and his Army of the James from successfully permeating their lines, the Confederates dug earthworks across the Bermuda Hundred Peninsula. Known as the Howlett Line, this defensive barrier effectively contained Butler's forces of about 30,000 men, and was widely likened to a cork in a bottle. 
 

 
  
 
  
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