Battle near Poplar Springs Church (Peeble's Farm)

Title

Battle near Poplar Springs Church (Peeble's Farm)

Abstract

Rough battle schematic; d and e originally together.

Date

September 30, 1864

Transcription

Recto: Panel d: "cotton field // road." Panel e: "Rebel Fort // 5 Guns // Hollow gro[u]nd // No artillery on our side // 5th Corps marching on the double quick 2 lines."
Verso: Panel d: "Poplar Springs Church // Sept 30th." Panel e: "Mr. Leslie I send a sketch of the battle near Poplar Springs Church // Sketched on the field while the battle was progressing this Friday afternoon Sept 30 // I also send you a sample of cotton bulb from the field in the foreground // more sketches tomorrow // [Signed] Joseph Becker."

Condition

Panel e: horizontal folds; rips along right and upper margin; loss of paper on left corners Panel d: poor; horizontal folds; loss of paper at all corners, with remains of adhesive on lower left.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

each panel 13.75 x 9.75 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870
Bird's eye views--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.2279279, -77.4019266999999

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JB-VA-9/30/64d + e (Box 2.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4652

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JB-VA-9/30/64d + e

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “Battle near Poplar Springs Church (Peeble's Farm),” The Becker Collection, accessed December 4, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2201.