Test Race for the Fastest Stock, Torbert's or Sheridan's Cavalry

Title

Test Race for the Fastest Stock, Torbert's or Sheridan's Cavalry

Abstract

Int. scene.

Date

1864

Transcription

Recto: "Capt Parsons did not wear his hat - and was dressed as I have him // snow on tree, oak // cloudy // Officers, Correspondents, & sutlers // marker."
Verso: "Grand 1/4 mile heat race for a $1,000 purse aside - between a Sorrel horse, the property of Col. Capehart, & a coal black Stallion belonging at Gen. Sheridan Hd Qts - It was a test race to decide which of the two, - Torberts Cavalry or Hd Qts, should be acknowledged as possessing the fastest stock a heavy fall of snow had taken place the night previous as Saturday has been appointed positel[y] as the day - the affair had to come off - the snow was shovel'd from the course marked out, and about 3 1/2 o'clock the horses started the distance was accomplished in about 1 minute, the Black comming [sic] out ahead some 30 feet - the Horses are both small & about of a size, the black especially has limbs of beatiful symmetry - Capt. Parson, Gen Sheridan's Provost Marshall gen - rode the Black stallion - a cpat rode Capeharts - // [signed] Taylor."

Condition

Vertical and horizontal folds; slightly rough paper on top margin; smudges at upper right and lower left.

Place

Medium

Graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

6.5 x 10 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.4315734, -78.6568942

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JT-VA-1864a (Box 9.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4846

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JT-VA-1864a

Citation

Taylor, James E., 1839-1901, “Test Race for the Fastest Stock, Torbert's or Sheridan's Cavalry,” The Becker Collection, accessed October 25, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2949.