View of the U. S. Military Telegraph Construction Corps at work installing wooden poles and stringing telegraph wires through a field. Tents sit surrounded by horses, some saddled and some hitched to covered wagons, as men move about the field holding shovels or uncoiling wire. Two tall wooden poles made of tree trunks stand in the grass, each with a man perched on top.


  • Title: U. S. Military Telegraph Construction Corps
  • Creator: Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Alexander Gardner
  • Date Created: April 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.944.2.2.12
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American, about 1840 - 1882) Alexander Gardner (American, born Scotland, 1821 - 1882)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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