Election Scene in the Army of the Shenandoah

Title

Election Scene in the Army of the Shenandoah

Abstract

Interesting scene.

Date

November 8, 1864

Transcription

Recto: "drizzly weather // pine // oak // Ambulence [sic] // Shouting // Band playing // guard // Sheridan dark blue suit // Sheridan's dog a great favorite // Crook wars a common Black hat blouse light blue pants very light hair // Major Forsyth Sheridan's staff."
Verso: "Election Scene in the Army of the Shenandoah Gen. Sheridan and Crook depositing their votes at the 34th Ohio Regt Crook com'd 9th corps - The sketch of Gen. Crook is from life & I think a good characteristic drawing - he is some 5 feet 11 inches tall Sheridan is three inches shorter - Crook has a small riding whip under his arm, a continual habit with him while riding - the both deposited a Lincoln vote - the band played 'Hail to the Chief'."

Condition

Vertical and horizontal folds; loss of paper at all corners; rips along top and bottom margins; four glue stains on front; ink at lower right corner.

Place

Medium

Graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

10 x 13.25 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.4315734, -78.6568942

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JT-VA-11/8/64 (Box 9.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4842

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JT-VA-11/8/64

Citation

Taylor, James E., 1839-1901, “Election Scene in the Army of the Shenandoah,” The Becker Collection, accessed February 23, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/3025.