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Background imagePotomac Collection: Korean War Veterans Memorial (1995). Washington D. C. United

Korean War Veterans Memorial (1995). Washington D. C. United
Korean War Veterans Memorial (1995). Group of 19 stainless steel sculptures, by Frank Gaylord, representing a squad patrol. Detail. West Potomac Park. National Mall. Washington D.C. United States

Background imagePotomac Collection: Washington - Japanese Cherry Blossoms - Potomac Park

Washington - Japanese Cherry Blossoms - Potomac Park
Washington DC, USA - Japanese Cherry Blossoms - Potomac Park, Riverside Drive. Date: 1920

Background imagePotomac Collection: Battle of Fredericksburg--the Army o. t. Potomac crossing the

Battle of Fredericksburg--the Army o. t. Potomac crossing the
Battle of Fredericksburg--the Army o.t. Potomac crossing the Rappahannock in the morning of Dec. 13 1862, under t. comd. of Gens Burnside, Sumner, Hooker & Franklin. Date c1888

Background imagePotomac Collection: Harpers Ferry, Wv

Harpers Ferry, Wv
This is where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers merge, in the Blue Mountain region of West Virginia. In 1859 it will be the scene of John Browns ill-fated raid

Background imagePotomac Collection: Washington DC, USA - Great Falls, Potomac River

Washington DC, USA - Great Falls, Potomac River. How fortunate for the rainbow to have appeared just as the picture was taken.... Date: 1920

Background imagePotomac Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - All quiet on the Home Front

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - All quiet on the Home Front
The Caption is All quiet on the Home Front. This derives from All Quiet along the Potomac tonight, a song written during the American Civil War, and repeated in WW1 with Eric Maria Remorques book

Background imagePotomac Collection: View of the Potomac River, 18th century

View of the Potomac River, 18th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World, Florence, Italy, 1837

Background imagePotomac Collection: The sculpting of the Titanic Statue designed by Mrs Harry Payne Whitney

The sculpting of the Titanic Statue designed by Mrs Harry Payne Whitney and Mr John Horrigan, representing the last inspiration of a departing soul

Background imagePotomac Collection: Major General George Meade

Major General George Meade (1815 - 1872) - Commander of the Federal Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War - Commander at the Battle of Gettysburg

Background imagePotomac Collection: Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881). Colored engraving

Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881). Colored engraving
Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881). American Military. Engraving in The Universal History, 1885. Colored

Background imagePotomac Collection: National World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool and Lincoln

National World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool and Lincoln
United States. Washington D.C. Overview of the National World War II Memorial, the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial, in the background

Background imagePotomac Collection: Washington Monument, Washington DC, USA

Washington Monument, Washington DC, USA
The Washington Monument is reflected in water of the tidal basin of the Potomac River. Date: circa 1895

Background imagePotomac Collection: Mines at sea

Mines at sea
American Civil War, floating infernal machine in the Potomac River Date: 1861

Background imagePotomac Collection: Commemorative envelope with stamps

Commemorative envelope with stamps
Commemorative first day cover envelope with stamps, postmarked 27 October 1945, with three 3 cent stamps celebrating the US Navy. On the left is a photograph of the USS Potomac, presidential yacht

Background imagePotomac Collection: Mt Vernon and River

Mt Vernon and River
View of Mount Vernon and the Potomac Date: -

Background imagePotomac Collection: George Gordon Meade

George Gordon Meade
GEORGE GORDON MEADE U.S. army general, commanded Army of the Potomac, defeated Lee at Gettysburg but criticised for not following up sufficiently aggressively. Date: 1815 - 1872

Background imagePotomac Collection: Henry J Hunt

Henry J Hunt
HENRY J HUNT American military commander, chief of artillery of the army of the Potomac during the war between the states. Date: 1819 - 1889

Background imagePotomac Collection: Washington DC, USA - Lincoln Memorial from Potomac

Washington DC, USA - Lincoln Memorial from Potomac
Washington DC, USA - Lincoln Memorial from across the Potomac River. Date: 1920

Background imagePotomac Collection: Langleys Aerodrome in the Potomac River

Langleys Aerodrome in the Potomac River. 7 October 1903. Date: 1903

Background imagePotomac Collection: Langleys Aerodrome crumples and falls into Potomac River

Langleys Aerodrome crumples and falls into Potomac River
Langleys Aerodrome crumples and falls into the Potomac River. 8 December 1903. Date: 1903

Background imagePotomac Collection: Langleys successful petrol-driven 1 / 4-scale model 1903

Langleys successful petrol-driven 1 / 4-scale model 1903
Samuel Pierpont Langleys successful petrol-driven -scale model flies over the potomac. August 8th 1903

Background imagePotomac Collection: Headquarters Army of Potomac - Brandy Station, April 1864 -

Headquarters Army of Potomac - Brandy Station, April 1864 - Camp of Telegraph Corps. Men seated outside tents in woods. Date photographed between 1861 and 1865, printed later

Background imagePotomac Collection: Panoramic views of encampment of Army of Potomac at Cumberla

Panoramic views of encampment of Army of Potomac at Cumberland Landing, on Pamunky River, May 1862. Date photographed in May 1862, printed later

Background imagePotomac Collection: Great Falls of the Potomac

Great Falls of the Potomac. Date 1802

Background imagePotomac Collection: Battle of Chattanooga--Gen. Thomas charge near Orchard Knob

Battle of Chattanooga--Gen. Thomas charge near Orchard Knob, Nov. 24 1863--parts A.O.T. Potomac, Tenne. & Cumbd. engaged. Date c1888. Battle of Chattanooga--Gen. Thomas charge near Orchard Knob, Nov

Background imagePotomac Collection: Meeting of the Shenandoah and Potomac at Harpers Ferry

Meeting of the Shenandoah and Potomac at Harpers Ferry. Photograph shows what was left of the armory at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers

Background imagePotomac Collection: View of Harpers Ferry, Va. : (from the Potomac side. )

View of Harpers Ferry, Va. : (from the Potomac side. )
View of Harpers Ferry, Va.: (from the Potomac side.). Date between 1856 and 1907

Background imagePotomac Collection: Mr. August Belmonts Potomac Hamilton up and Masher Bergen u

Mr. August Belmonts Potomac Hamilton up and Masher Bergen up: by St. Blaise, dam Susquehanna by Lexington by the ill used. dam Magnetism by Kingfisher. Date c1891

Background imagePotomac Collection: Washington, DC View across Chain Bridge over the Potomac

Washington, DC View across Chain Bridge over the Potomac. Photograph of Washington, 1862-1865, the capital at war. Date 1865

Background imagePotomac Collection: Army of Potomac: JC Parke, CG Meade, WS Hancock, GK Warren

Army of Potomac: JC Parke, CG Meade, WS Hancock, GK Warren, US Grant, a Humphrey, and HC Wright. Date between 1860 and 1870

Background imagePotomac Collection: On the Potomac

On the Potomac. Date c1878

Background imagePotomac Collection: The Army of the Potomac

The Army of the Potomac. The wagon trains of the army of the Potomac en route from Chickahominy to James River Va during the Sev Days Fight, fording Bear Creek one mile below Savage Station

Background imagePotomac Collection: Falmouth, Va. Group in front of post office tent at Army of

Falmouth, Va. Group in front of post office tent at Army of the Potomac headquarters. Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, Burnside and Hooker, November 1862-April 1863

Background imagePotomac Collection: 8th US Infantry at Headquarters Army of Potomac near Fairfax

8th US Infantry at Headquarters Army of Potomac near Fairfax Court House, Va. June, 1863. Group portrait of troops with military band at left. Date 1863 June printed later

Background imagePotomac Collection: Ambulance drill at Headquarters Army of Potomac, near Brandy

Ambulance drill at Headquarters Army of Potomac, near Brandy Station, Va. March, 1864. Date 1864, printed later

Background imagePotomac Collection: Major General George G. Meade

Major General George G. Meade

Background imagePotomac Collection: Potomac restaurant, London

Potomac restaurant, London
Exterior of the Potomac restaurant and American bar on Jermyn Street in London, next to Hilditch & Key, shirt makers. Date: 1947

Background imagePotomac Collection: Abraham Lincoln at Antietam

Abraham Lincoln at Antietam
President Lincoln meets with General McClellan at Antietam. Lincolns visit led to his order for the army to cross the Potomac and pursue Lees troops south. Date: 3 October 1862

Background imagePotomac Collection: Lincoln Reviews Army

Lincoln Reviews Army
President Lincoln and General Hooker, with their respective staffs, at the review of the army of the Potomac, prior to the battles in Virginia Date: 1863

Background imagePotomac Collection: Lincoln at Antietam / Phot

Lincoln at Antietam / Phot
President Abraham Lincoln visiting the Camps at Antietam. On his (r) is Allan Pinkerton, the organiser of the army secret service, and (l) is Gen. John A McClernand Date: 3 October 1862

Background imagePotomac Collection: Aerial view of the Capitol, Washington, 1861

Aerial view of the Capitol, Washington, 1861
Engraving showing an aerial view of the Capitol, when under construction in 1861. The famous Capitol dome and Western wing are scaffolded and incomplete

Background imagePotomac Collection: USA Potomac River

USA Potomac River
The Potomac, from Maryland Heights - the river flows through West Virginia and Maryland

Background imagePotomac Collection: USA Harpers Ferry

USA Harpers Ferry
Located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, and scene of John Browns ill-considered, ill- fated but heroic gesture

Background imagePotomac Collection: The Civil war in America. Reconnaissance made by General Sto

The Civil war in America. Reconnaissance made by General Sto
General Stoneman, accompanied by the Comte de Paris and the Duc de Chartres, on a reconnaissance expedition to Cedar Run. The peninsular Campaign began when McLellans Army of the Potomac advanced

Background imagePotomac Collection: The war in America: a night alarm in the Federal camp

The war in America: a night alarm in the Federal camp
Night scene with Federal soldiers signalling with a flaming torch over the river banks of the Potomac to Headquarters at Washington

Background imagePotomac Collection: American Civil war. Confederates trapping a boats crew of t

American Civil war. Confederates trapping a boats crew of t
The Potomac River, Virginia, was one of the key battle grounds during the Civil War. This scene shows a Confederate soldier shooting towards the shore from where the Unionists were firing at

Background imagePotomac Collection: The Civil War in America. Army of the Potomac crossing the

The Civil War in America. Army of the Potomac crossing the
Unsuccessful attempt of the Army of the Potomac to cross the Rappahannock on the 20th January 1863. The Unionists are seen here crossing the Rappahannock river with difficulty in blizzard conditions

Background imagePotomac Collection: The Civil War in America. The bombardment of Frederickburg

The Civil War in America. The bombardment of Frederickburg
Army of the Potomac under General Burnside suffering a defeat at Fredericksburg, Virginia, with the loss of 12, 653 men after 14 assaults on the Maryes Heights by the Federal Army



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