The Skirmish near Belmont, Missouri


The Skirmish near Belmont, Missouri


Panoramic landscape; companion drawing in Library of Congress Prints and Drawings Collection attributed to Edwin Forbes.


November 7, 1861


Recto: [numerals 1 to 16].
Verso: "The skirmish near Belmont, Missouri" // "By an eyewitness// Explanation: // 1. General Grant & Staff, direction the movements of the troops. // 2. General McClernand, leading the charge, at the head of the 31st Regt., Ill. Vol. // 3. The 31st Regiment, Ill. Vol., Colonel Logan, followed by the 22nd Regt., Col. [Henry] Dougherty (after wounded) // 4. The body of Lt. Col. [Augustus] Wentz, 7th. Iowa Regt. // 5. The body of Capt. Pulaski, Aide de Camp to Gen. McClernand. // 6. One of the caissons, ordered to the field from the rear. // 7. The 27th Regiment, [Ill. Vol. Inf.], Col. [Napoleon B.] Buford. // 8. The 30th Regiment, [Ill. Vol. Inf.], Col. [Philip B.] Fouke. // 9. Four pieces of Capt. [Ezra] Taylor's Battery of Light Artillery [Btry B, 1st Regt., Ill. Vol. Lt. Art.] // 10. The 7th Iowa Regiment, Col. [Jacob G.] Lauman (wounded at the time). // 11. Capt. Adolph Schwartz [Btry. E, 2nd Regt., Ill. Vol. Lt. Art.] taking possession of the enemy's field battery // 12. The battery of the enemy // 13. Artillery horses of the enemy // 14. Batteries of heavy ordnance at Columbus // 15. Camp of the enemy at Columbus // 16. The ferry boat of the enemy."


Folds and pin marks.


graphite on wove paper


13.75 x 6.25 in.


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


36.7664457, -89.1217338


Original drawing location: CW-EF-MO-11/7/61 (Box 4).


Ref. Number



Forbes, Edwin, 1839-1895, “The Skirmish near Belmont, Missouri,” The Becker Collection, accessed December 2, 2021,