Beginning of the Battle (Poplar Springs Church - Peeble's Farm)

Title

Beginning of the Battle (Poplar Springs Church - Peeble's Farm)

Abstract

Very rough battle field scene; in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 10/22/1864, p. 72-3.

Date

September 30, 1864

Transcription

Recto: Panel b: "5th Corps // Smoke from battlefield // Ambulances // Weldon Road." Panel bb: "5 Corps // Deserted camp // Old line of works // 9th corps."
Verso: Panel b: "Sketch from Blick House // Army advancing into the wood in the line of battle // Friday 30th." Panel bb: "Sketch taken from the Blick House showing the Army advancing into the woods in the line of battle // Beginning of the Battle Friday 30th // on the left // see papers // I shall send plenty tomorrow or next day."

Condition

Panel b: central vertical fold Panel bb:central vertical fold; hole in lower left corner.

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

37.2279279, -77.4019266999999

Source

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

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4592

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JB-VA-9/30/64b + bb

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “Beginning of the Battle (Poplar Springs Church - Peeble's Farm),” The Becker Collection, accessed September 19, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2205.