Couriers En Route to Sherman's Army in Fayetteville (Wilmington Assault)
- Couriers En Route to Sherman's Army in Fayetteville (Wilmington Assault)
- Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910
March 11, 1865
- Boston College
- Collection (local):
North CarolinaNew Hanover (county)Wilmington
North CarolinaNew Hanover (county)Kure Beach
Fort Fisher (N.C. : Fort)
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Condition: Poor; large brown stain over most of the surface.
Original drawing location: CW-JB-NC-3/11/65a (Box 3.)
Physical description of original: graphite and ink wash on wove paper ; 9.75 x 6 in.
Recto: no text.
Verso: "Couriers with large cavalry escort en route with dispatches for Sherman's Army at Fayetteville Preparing to cross the river at Wilmington on board the Gen Howard // [Signed] J.B. // March 11th, 65 // Fayetteville 140 miles from Wilmington and the head of navigation although no vessel of any size can reach within 80 miles of the place. Sherman will leave Fayetteville and strike across the country to Warsaw on the railroad running from Wilmington to Goldsboro at which place he will form a junction with Schofield and then proceed to invest the latter place. He will have two bases, one from Newberne and the other here. The men are working on this road night and day and I shall probably be with Sherman and Schofield in a weeks time // Yours, [Signed] Joseph Becker." Sketch of chickens? banjoes? West Virginia?
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