The Enemy Throwing Up Fortifications, As Seen Through a Telescope, Funkstown, Maryland

Title

The Enemy Throwing Up Fortifications, As Seen Through a Telescope, Funkstown, Maryland

Abstract

View through telescope with interesting visual effect.

Date

July 13, 1863

Transcription

Recto: "heavy siege guns commanding the Town // This hill slightly uneven, sloping backwards."
Verso: "The enemy throwing up fortifications, as seen through a telescope from the Signal Station located in the Female Seminary, at Hagerstown, Md., // July 13th, 1863 // [signed] C.E.H. Bonwill // These fortifications command this county for several miles."

Condition

Horizontal and vertical folds; rip along top margin; dog ear upper right corner.

Medium

Graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

6.5 x 10 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

39.6089859, -77.7044370999999

Source

Original drawing location: CW-CB-MD-7/13/63a (Box 7.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4688

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-CB-MD-7/13/63a

Citation

Bonwill, Charles E. H., b. ca. 1836, “The Enemy Throwing Up Fortifications, As Seen Through a Telescope, Funkstown, Maryland,” The Becker Collection, accessed December 4, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2935.