Image ID: AACZ


by Russell (Andrew J.)



Negative Size:

11 in. x 14 in.


horse; limber

Locations & Lines:

Fredericksburg VA; Virginia

Military Units:

US Military Railroads (USMRR); US Army


Haupt (Herman); Wright (William W.)


Cowan Auctions; Gilder Lehrman Institute; Huntington Library; J. Paul Getty Museum; Library of Congress; National Archives; USAMHI – MOLLUS collection; Vernacular Photography; Virginia Historical Society

Russell, United States Military Railroad Photographic Album. No. 179 – REBEL CAISSONS DESTROYED BY FEDERAL SHELLS, at Fredericksburgh, May 3, 1863. Eight Horses killed.

MOLLUS collection print says: Confederate caisson wagon and eight horses destroyed by 32d pdr. shell from 2d Mass. Siege gun Battery on the Falmouth side of the Rappahannock River.

The afternoon after the 6th Corps had captured Marye’s Heights (after 2nd battle of Fredericksburg), Russell crossed the river with General Haupt to document the battlefield, taking this photo a few hours after the action. — see Haupt Reminiscences, pp194-95.

Etched onto negative: Effect of Explosion of a Shell at Fredericksburg. 515. No. 5.

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