View of Rebel Works After the Battle (Battle of Poplar Springs - Peeble's Farm)

Title

View of Rebel Works After the Battle (Battle of Poplar Springs - Peeble's Farm)

Abstract

Elaborated battle/landscape scene.

Date

October 4, 1864

Transcription

Recto: Panel a: "Rebel works", Panel b: "Rebel works // Fort".
Verso: Panel a: "View of the rebel works from our new line formed since the battle of Poplar Springs Church" Panel b: "View of the rebel works [fro]m ou[r] new line formed since the battle of Poplar Springs Church // Sketched from our picket line // Showing the W.W. Davis house a fort recently built by the rebels // The rebel sharpshooters fire on our man from the three holes observed in the roof // October 4th 64 [Signed] Joseph Becker // Looking in the direction of Petersburg." Small sketch of a wagon wheel.

Condition

Good; horizontal folds and adhesive on connecting margins.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

9.75 x 6.5 in.

Genre

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

Coordinates

37.2279279, -77.4019266999999

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JB-VA-10/4/64a + b (Box 2.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4596

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JB-VA-10/4/64a + b

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “View of Rebel Works After the Battle (Battle of Poplar Springs - Peeble's Farm),” The Becker Collection, accessed October 25, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2224.