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Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: August 30, 2010
Caption: Battery Position
Additional Description: The battery occupied a position with a view of the fording sites on the Illinois River in the distance. Federals advanced across the open ground seen beyond the trees. Note the "blind" area at the base of the ridge. Federals were able to get "under" Blocher's guns before staging their assault on the high ground.
Submitted: September 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p126569
File Size: 1.636 Megabytes
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