Extreme Line of Confederate Works, Cold Harbor, Virginia

Alexander Gardner, John ReekieApril 1865

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of a large fallen tree in a field used by Confederate soldiers to create a defensive line. Piles of wooden boards are propped up to create pyramids and leaned against the trunk of the tree, along with twigs and branches gathered from the surrounding landscape.


  • Title: Extreme Line of Confederate Works, Cold Harbor, Virginia
  • Creator: John Reekie, Alexander Gardner
  • Date Created: April 1865
  • Location Created: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.1 × 22.9 cm (6 3/4 × 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.944.2.2.46
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: John Reekie (American, active 1860s) Alexander Gardner (American, born Scotland, 1821 - 1882)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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