Battle of the Wilderness

Title

Battle of the Wilderness

Abstract

Developed landscape; in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 5/28/1864.

Date

May 6, 1864

Transcription

Recto: "Burnside's 9th corps going into action // Fire in the woods // Grant and staff // Signal Corps // [etc.] // [different hand] Ruin of a barn on Wilderness Farm // 5th Corps // Parker's Fore."
Verso: "Friday May 6th 1864 // 6 inches wide", different hand: "Battle of the Wilderness // Friday 6th May // Used May 1864".

Condition

Two panels of paper, once glued together. Pin marks in lower right margin of left panel. Numerous stains and smudging..

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

Each panel 10 x 6.5 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870
Panoramic views--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

38.3094059, -77.6561004

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JB-VA-5/6/64a + b (Box 1.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4554

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JB-VA-5/6/64a + b

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “Battle of the Wilderness,” The Becker Collection, accessed September 19, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2204.