Antietam: The Fight at Poffinberger's Farm

Title

Antietam: The Fight at Poffinberger's Farm

Abstract

Forest skirmish.

Date

September 17, 1862

Transcription

Recto: "The fight on Sumner's left at Poffinberger's Farm where the rebels covered themselves with every conceivable kind of shelter. The fight here was very sanguinary but of short duration as the rebels issued from the woods below in overwhelming force and turned the left flank, which was but a temporary advantage to them. The regiment in the foreground is Baxter's Fire Zouaves which occupied extreme left of Sedgwick's division. Battle of Antietam. Sept. 17, 1862."
Verso: No text.

Condition

Vertical and horizontal folds; dog ear at lower left; splash stains at right lower corner.

Medium

Graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

10 x 13 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

39.416111, -77.7424999999999

Source

Original drawing location: CW-FHS-MD-9/17/62a (Box 8.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4881

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-FHS-MD-9/17/62a

Citation

Schell, Francis H., 1834-1909, “Antietam: The Fight at Poffinberger's Farm,” The Becker Collection, accessed October 20, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2916.