Image ID: AAHW


by Russell (Andrew J.)



Negative Size:

11 in. x 14 in.


basket; canister shot; cannon; handspike (iron); mortar Dictator; shell tongs

Locations & Lines:

City Point & Army Line Railroad (CP&AL); Virginia

Military Units:

US Military Railroads (USMRR); US Army


artillery car; flatcar; USMRR boxcar 1235; USMRR locomotive Warrior/Lt. Gen. Grant


Boston Athenaeum; DeGolyer Library SMU; Gilder Lehrman Institute; Library of Congress; National Archives; San Francisco MOMA; USAMHI – MOLLUS collection; Virginia Historical Society

Russell, United States Military Railroad Photographic Album. No. 304 – RAILROAD MORTAR AT PETERSBURG, VA., July 25, 1864.

Library of Congress says: 13 inch mortar “Dictator” in front of Petersburg, Va.

The MOLLUS Collection says: Mortar “Dictator” on U.S. Military R.R. in front of Petersburg.

Etched onto negative: 564. R R Mortar.

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