View from Fort Picketts, Virginia

Title

View from Fort Picketts, Virginia

Abstract

Companion to CW-JT-VA-12/31/64b.

Date

December 31, 1864

Transcription

Recto: "Getty division // This fort is on our extreme right & is one of the finest positions on our line - 6 gun Battery - two foot cavities are dug to place our cassions for protection from the enemy's shot // Blue Ridge a mellowy distance // logs."
Verso: "View from Ft. Picketts 6th Corps // I promised Gen. Wright that the this and the first Rhode Island battery sketch should be published - this gallant corps has been neglected by us a publication of these will tickle Mr Wright and make me - Hunky Dory - (classic Terence) among his satellites - (artistic Diplomacy) // Gen Seymour is a son in law to Harrison Wier & quite a connoisseur in art - he seemed much pleased with my sketches several of which I showed him - he is a West Pointer & while Sheridan was there taught him drawing - [signed] Taylor."

Condition

Horizontal fold; rough paper as if torn from a sketch book on left margin; small knick on right margin; foxing.

Medium

Graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

5 x 7 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.061867, -77.971954

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JT-VA-12/31/64c (Box 9.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4845

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JT-VA-12/31/64c

Citation

Taylor, James E., 1839-1901, “View from Fort Picketts, Virginia,” The Becker Collection, accessed September 19, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/3028.