Cape Fear: On the Lookout for Blockade Runners (Capture of Wilmington)

Title

Cape Fear: On the Lookout for Blockade Runners (Capture of Wilmington)

Abstract

3/4/1865, front page.

Date

February 8, 1865

Transcription

Recto: no text.
Verso: different hand: "Charleston S Carolina [canceled] // Cape Fear // On the lookout for Blockade runners // The signal light on the Mound battery formerly in the possession of the rebels but now used by the Union troops as a decoy light for the purpose of deceiving and entrapping Blockade runners two having been bagged in this way a few days ago // [Signed] J.B. Feb 8th 65."

Condition

Vertical and horizontal creases; dog ear on lower right corner.

Medium

ink wash with white heightening over graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

9.75 x 9.75 in.

Genre

Drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

35.425, -78.815

Source

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

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/5133

Ref. Number

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

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “Cape Fear: On the Lookout for Blockade Runners (Capture of Wilmington),” The Becker Collection, accessed April 4, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/3037.