The Charge of Fremont's Body Guard, Springfield, Missouri

Title

The Charge of Fremont's Body Guard, Springfield, Missouri

Abstract

Battle panorama; curious crouching figure in right foreground.

Artist

Date

October 25, 1861

Transcription

Recto: [with small sketch] "Body Guard Black Tight Jackets, pants, topcoats, pistol carbines. // The Charge of Fremont's Body Guard and Major Zagoni. 200 men on 1500-2000 Secessionists, Springfield, Mo. Oct. 25, 1861. Near sunset clear sky. // Secessionists all in common dress. // Secessionist infantry. // Secession Cavalry. // Wilson's Creek. // Secession flag. Major White, prisoner, afterwards liberated was standing with an officer alongside the flag. // 2 or 3 horses shot in the charge up the hill, sent up in slow trot."
Verso: "Sketch of individual fight in the woods tomorrow also Sketch of Major Zagoni and men."

Condition

Loss of paper, left corners; stains at two remaining; rips along vertical and horizontal folds; dog ears.

Medium

graphite and grey wash on wove paper

Dimensions

9 x 14 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870
Panoramic views--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.2089572, -93.2922988999999

Source

Original drawing location: CW-HL-MO-10/25/61 (Box 5.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4495

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-HL-MO-10/25/61

Citation

Lovie, Henri, “The Charge of Fremont's Body Guard, Springfield, Missouri,” The Becker Collection, accessed October 25, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2885.