Battle of Strasburg - Charge of Crook's Corps


Battle of Strasburg - Charge of Crook's Corps


Seems to be the remnant of a larger sheet, both glued to left and ripped from right.


September 22, 1864


Recto: "Thursday 22 'Battle of Strasburg' // Three tops of Strasburg Mts // Distant fight 19th corps // Reb Battery // 6th corps charged here // Reb Battery // Reb rifle pit // Averill's cavalry charging // Thoburns Div carrying reb Batteries // Rebel fortifications // the 34th Mass - flag near the [illeg.]"
Verso: "the two Divisions of Crooks charged Brigade front consequently there was two battle lines Col Wells was the advance Brigade of Thoburns Div and was the first to enter the works - Col wells [sic] reg't was [canceled: the first to] the 34 Mass Vols led the way (see point whe[re] the flag is visible) please indicate this both in the Cut & description - the Col (Wells) is very kind to me - & I think 'twill' be to our advantage to particularize him. he [sic] is in Com'd of a brigade & a gallant officer // [signed] Taylor // Averell Cavalry sept from right to left the rear of the infantries the hills on the extreme [illeg.] the pictu[re]."


Horizontal folds; uneven paper along right margin; remains of glued paper on right .


Graphite on heavy gauge wove paper


5 x 8.5 in.


Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870


38.9887199, -78.358616


Original drawing location: CW-JT-VA-9/22/64 (Box 9.)


Ref. Number



Taylor, James E., 1839-1901, “Battle of Strasburg - Charge of Crook's Corps,” The Becker Collection, accessed September 21, 2023,