Siege of Vicksburg - Life in the Trenches

Title

Siege of Vicksburg - Life in the Trenches

Abstract

Interesting camp scene; note defecating man on right hand side; in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper (no doubt w/out above detail) 7/25/1863.

Date

May-June 1863

Transcription

Recto: "No. 1 // 80 ft deep -."
Verso: "Siege of Vicksburg - How are men live in the trenches. Portion of [inserted: Leggett's Brigade] McPherson's 17th Army Corps - Bivouacked at the 'White House' - Notice the two short holes in the house - which is already well riddled. The opening in the bank to the left of the house is the entrance to the covered way by which the rebel works are approached // [different hand] Life in the Trenches."

Condition

Vertical and horizontal folds; loss of paper at upper corners.

Medium

Graphite on heavy gauge wove paper

Dimensions

9.5 x 13.25 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

32.3526456, -90.877882

Source

Original drawing location: CW-FBS-MS-5-6/63a (Box 7.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4773

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-FBS-MS-5-6/63a

Collection

Citation

Schell, Frederic B., “Siege of Vicksburg - Life in the Trenches,” The Becker Collection, accessed October 25, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2013.