Sketches on the Left of the Line (Siege of Petersburg)

Title

Sketches on the Left of the Line (Siege of Petersburg)

Abstract

First use of ink wash?.

Date

September 19, 1864

Transcription

Recto: "Petersburg // All pines".
Verso: "Sept 19 64 Sketches on the Left of the Line // View showing the Rebel Line of Fortifications, their picket line, Petersburg, the Davis House, Weldon Railroad and our line of pickets. Sketched from the signal station on the extreme front, belonging to the 5th Corps. W.P. Davis House - This is the building mentioned in the papers a few days ago as having been burned by our men to prevent the rebel sharpshooters from anoying [sic] them and also the scene of the capture of a number of rebel pickets lately. Numbers of rebel deserters come through the corn in the center of the sketch." Rough drawing a bridge in landscape, canceled with several lines.

Condition

Poor; ripping along vertical fold; loss of paper at all corners, rips at upper margin.

Medium

graphite and ink wash on wove paper

Dimensions

13.25 x 9.5 in.

Genre

Landscape drawings--American--1860-1870
Wash drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.2279279, -77.4019266999999

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JB-VA-9/19/64 (Box 1.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4570

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JB-VA-9/19/64

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “Sketches on the Left of the Line (Siege of Petersburg),” The Becker Collection, accessed August 15, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2992.