Louisiana State School for the Deaf, Dumb & Blind. Used as Civil War U. The building was near the Mississippi River and was a target for shells fired from Federal gunboats during the Civil War. For a short time during the period when Federal forces controlled Baton Rouge and its vicinity, this old original building was utilized as a hospital by Union forces and history records that inmates of the school at that time were used as attendants for wounded and sick soldiers of the northern army.Period ink inscription on reverse side. Thanks for looking at my auctions. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "mluther4" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.