Film-Like Photographic Sequence of Pedestrian and Carriage Traffic in Front of the Marshall House in Alexandria, Virginia, During the Civil War (1861)

Looped sequence of four photographs taken in quick succession with a 4-lens camera of pedestrian and carriage traffic in front of the Marshall House in Alexandria, Virginia, during the Civil War. Taken in 1861 according to the Library of Congress.

The Marshall House came to prominence because it was where Union Colonel Elmer Ellsworth was shot and killed while taking down a large Confederate flag flying from the building on May 24, 1861. His shooter, secessionist owner of the hotel James W. Jackson, was promptly killed by Union soldiers accompanying Ellsworth. Ellsworth was the first officer to die during the Civil War.

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Library of Congress