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[Berlin (now Brunswick), Md. Pontoon bridge and ruins of the stone bridge across the Potomac (destroyed in 1861)] (LOC)

Gardner, Alexander,, 1821-1882,, photographer.


[Berlin (now Brunswick), Md. Pontoon bridge and ruins of the stone bridge across the Potomac (destroyed in 1861)]


1862 October.


1 negative : glass, stereograph, wet collodion ; 4 x 10 in.



Photo shows telegraph pole at left and pontoon bridge built by Union troops across the Potomac River at Barry, Maryland (earlier called Berlin and later Brunswick, Md.). This view, looking from Virginia towards the town, features a horse and rider with their reflection in the water and also includes the stone piers of a bridge destroyed by the Confederate Army in 1861. The town is about 30 miles south of Antietam, and the photographer was in the area to document the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, September-October 1862.


Title from Milhollen and Mugridge.

Corresponding print is in LOT 4164-G.

Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0151

Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).

Published in: The Civil War in depth / Bob Zeller. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1997-2000, v. 2, p. 87.



Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.

Pontoon bridges.


United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Transportation.

United States--Maryland--Brunswick.


Format: Glass negatives--1860-1870.



Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


Part Of: Selected Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress) (DLC) 94837675


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Call Number: LC-B815- 616


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Taken sometime in 1862