Service of the 54th The Battle for Fort Wagner

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This print shows US soldiers storming the walls of Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina, and engaging some Confederate soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. In the decades following the July 18, 1863 battle, numerous prints that depicted the battle, including this one, became dispersed throughout the United States.

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1 print : chromolithograph ; 51.1 x 71.5 cm (sheet). Chicago: Kurz & Allison-Art Publishers, c1890 July 5.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (Control Number: 2012647346).

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