Army Forge Scene, in Front of Petersburg

Alexander GardnerAugust 1864

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of a forge set up at a Union Army encampment. A group of soldiers stand beneath a hut made of tree trunks covered with evergreen branches and look on as a man holds a horse next to a forge while waiting to be shod. One man stands at the bellows and another stands at the anvil next to him holding a horseshoe between a pair of pliers.


  • Title: Army Forge Scene, in Front of Petersburg
  • Creator: David Knox, Alexander Gardner
  • Date Created: August 1864
  • Location Created: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.7 × 22.9 cm (6 15/16 × 9 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.944.2.2.27
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: David Knox (American, active 1860s) Alexander Gardner (American, born Scotland, 1821 - 1882)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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