The "Tigers" of the Bloody Ninth

Title

The "Tigers" of the Bloody Ninth

Abstract

Artist

Date

July 1861

Transcription

Recto: "The 'Tigers' of the Bloody Ninth. // No. 1. // Ind. Voluns wear gray hats, gray jackets, pants black collars, shoulder straps, wristbands."
Verso: "The Skirmishing at Bealington [sic] showed the daring courage of the Indiana and Ohio troops in the most [illegible]. // Sketch No. 2 will give the topography of the position at Bealington [sic]. // No. 1 is a sketch of some skirmishers of the Indiana 9th R.V. Col. Milroy Numbers of the 7th [inserted] Col. Dumond, 9th [inserted] Col. Milroy Ind. and 14th [ins.] Col. Stedman Oh. participated in the fight. // The Cinc. Commerc. & Gazette have Correspondents, get the facts from those papers. I am nearly worn out, no sleep, and long rides have me very tired. // Sketches from Beverly road next mail. I have to send letters by 'chance' messengers. // Sketch of the great skirmish at Bealington was sent two days ago, description in Gazette or Commercial."

Condition

Two horizontal folds; dog ears at three corners.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

7.75 x 10.5 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

39.0251028, -79.9356301

Source

Original drawing location: CW-HL-WV-7/61c (Box 5.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4482

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-HL-WV-7/61c

Citation

Lovie, Henri, “The "Tigers" of the Bloody Ninth,” The Becker Collection, accessed October 25, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2870.