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Union artillery emplacements on Federal Hill

Description

View of Union soldiers with cannons at Federal Hill in Baltimore, Maryland, during the American Civil War. In 1861, the 6th Massachusetts Militia and members of Cook's Light Artillery of Boston occupied Federal Hill under the command of General Benjamin F. Butler. The troops set up a number of cannons directly pointed at Baltimore's central business district across the harbor in an effort to secure the allegiance of Baltimore, and the greater state of Maryland, to the North.

Date

circa 1865

Dimensions

8 x 10 inches

Extent

1 negative (from group of 4)

Catalog Number

CC970

Resource ID

9212

Notes

This collection is part of the larger Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, transferred to the Maryland Historical Society (now Maryland Center for History and Culture) in 1998.

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.