Earthworks and Position of General Terry's Army on the East Bank of the Cape Fear River (Capture of Wilmington)

Title

Earthworks and Position of General Terry's Army on the East Bank of the Cape Fear River (Capture of Wilmington)

Abstract

In Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 3/4/1865, p. 377.

Date

February 8, 1864

Transcription

Recto: numerals.
Verso: "1 Rebel Gunboat in Cape Fear river // 2 Flag Pond Battery // 3 Union gun boats abutting [?] rebel lines // 4 Line of rifle pits thrown up by our troops the night of the capture of Fort Fisher and now held by our pickets // View showing the Earthworks and position of Gen Terry's army an[d] the eastern bank of Cape Fear river about 3 miles above Fort Fisher // Feb 8th 65 // [Signed] J.B. // 5 1/2 wide." Different hand: "N Carolina." Sketch of various hats, male and female. In Greek?: "Agion."

Condition

Dog ears at corners; vertical creases; rips along lower and left margins.

Medium

graphite heightened with white

Dimensions

14 x 10 in.

Genre

Drawings--American--1860-1870
Panoramic views--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

33.8404533, -77.9602652

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JB-NC-2/8/65b (Box 3.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4624

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JB-NC-2/8/65b

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “Earthworks and Position of General Terry's Army on the East Bank of the Cape Fear River (Capture of Wilmington),” The Becker Collection, accessed December 4, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/3036.