The Siege of Petersburg - Shelling the Town from Captain Roemer's Battalion

Title

The Siege of Petersburg - Shelling the Town from Captain Roemer's Battalion

Abstract

Battle scene; in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 7/30/1864.

Date

July 30, 1864

Transcription

Recto: "[Signed] Amc."
Verso: "Explanation // 1 Direction of Petersburg distance about 1 1/2 miles // 2 Rebel line with forts // 3 Norfolk and Petersburg RR // 4 Our skirmish line // 5 Our front line of intrenchment // 6 Barn with Battery in front of it // 7 & 8 Capt Roemers and Twitchells Batteries 134th of NY and 7th of Me) // The Siege of Petersburg // Shelling the Town from Capts Roemers Battery 3rd Div. 9th A Corps // Brig Gen. O.B. Willcox Cmdg." [Numbers corresponding to drawing]

Condition

Good; tear at bottom center.

Medium

graphite on blue-lined laid white paper

Dimensions

12.5 x 8 folded; 25 x 16 unfolded in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.2279279, -77.4019266999999

Source

Original drawing location: CW-AM-VA-7/30/64a (Box 4.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4533

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-AM-VA-7/30/64a

Citation

McCallum, Andrew, “The Siege of Petersburg - Shelling the Town from Captain Roemer's Battalion,” The Becker Collection, accessed June 17, 2024, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2964.