Battle for Fort Henry, Tennessee

Title

Battle for Fort Henry, Tennessee

Abstract

Vigorous and sketchy scene of high action.

Artist

Date

February 6, 1862

Transcription

Recto: "Make scene as wild as possible, I am entirely disabled by diptheria, Quincy or heaven knows what. // Contrast the black smoke well with the powder smoke. // Finish gunboats from former sketches, no changes except pilot houses who have this shape. // Flagship Cincinnati 450 yards from Fort. // Wooden gunboats high chimney finish from former sketches add top bulwark. // Carondelet. // St. Louis. // Essex, dropping downstream after being disabled. // Conestoga. // Lexington. // Taylor. // [all] firing. // Bursting of the 42 pound Rifled gun, all men disabled. // Flat sandbags. // Fascines all along. // Inside embankment."
Verso: no text.

Condition

Ripped in half; loss of paper in all four corners; rips along side margins; pin marks, lower right half; stains in upper quadrant.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

each panel 13.75 x 10 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

36.4874969, -87.859348

Source

Original drawing location: CW-HL-TN-2/6/62 (Box 5.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4501

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-HL-TN-2/6/62

Collection

Citation

Lovie, Henri, “Battle for Fort Henry, Tennessee,” The Becker Collection, accessed June 16, 2024, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2727.