Fight at Reams Station (Siege of Petersburg)

Title

Fight at Reams Station (Siege of Petersburg)

Abstract

Battle schematic; in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 9/17/1864, p. 412.

Date

August 25, 1864

Transcription

Recto: "The works are made of earth and rails // Double line of rebels charging // Cornfield // Rebel batteries // Low underbrush // Full of figures and caissons // Soldiers straggling back.
Verso: "Fight at Reams Station on Thursday Aug 25 Time evening // Sketch is hasty but I have a good chance to send it off."

Condition

Three vertical folds and crumbling at all corners; some smearing.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

13 x 9.5 in.

Genre

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

Coordinates

37.2279279, -77.4019266999999

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JB-VA-8/25/64b (Box 1.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4564

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JB-VA-8/25/64b

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “Fight at Reams Station (Siege of Petersburg),” The Becker Collection, accessed September 19, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2210.