Incredible View of Alexandria Wharf in 1865

What did Alexandria, Virginia look like in 1865? This photo shows the Alexandria wharf in May, 1865.

What an incredible photograph, dug up at the Library of Congress. This is from May, 1865.

Photograph shows cargo ships at the wharf in Alexandria, Virginia from Pioneer Mill, which was six stories high.
Photograph shows cargo ships at the wharf in Alexandria, Virginia from Pioneer Mill, which was six stories high.
 

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