Battle of Spotsylvania

Title

Battle of Spotsylvania

Abstract

Rather hurried and very schematic; Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 5/20/1864 (dated 5/16/1864).

Date

May 10, 1864

Transcription

Recto: "Small pine trees our skirmishers behind // Pine woods filled with rebels // The woods filled with rebels // Union battery dashing across // Burnside's 9th corps marching down the road to join in // [different hand] May 10th."
Verso: "Battle of Spotsylvania // View of Battle on the left // Tuesday afternoon // [different hand] 10th May." Sketch of a field wildflower.

Condition

Old paper from adhesion to panel a.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

13 x 9.75 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870
Landscape drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

38.2191268, -77.6143027

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JB-VA-5/10/64b (Box 1.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4559

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JB-VA-5/10/64b

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “Battle of Spotsylvania,” The Becker Collection, accessed August 15, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2203.