The Waterbatteries at Fort Donelson, Tennessee

Title

The Waterbatteries at Fort Donelson, Tennessee

Abstract

Panorama; must be dated after Confederate surrender to U.S. Grant, 2/16/62.

Artist

Date

February, 1862

Transcription

Recto: "The Waterbatteries. Fort Donelson. Looking northwest. // Expl. the breastworks are lower than the brow of the hill, only see lots of guns not the lower [?] carriages. // Very heavy 10 inch Columbian mounted in embrasures with traverse. // 2nd battery 8-32 pound guns. // 2-32 pound caronades. // 32 pound bone rifle gun throwing 64 pound conical ball very heavy. // 2-32 caronades."
Verso: no text.

Condition

Vertical folds; stains at upper corners.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

5.5 x 9.5 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

36.4874969, -87.859348

Source

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

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4499

Ref. Number

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

Citation

Lovie, Henri, “The Waterbatteries at Fort Donelson, Tennessee,” The Becker Collection, accessed October 25, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2893.