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Couriers En Route to Sherman's Army in Fayetteville (Wilmington Assault)

Item Information

Title:
Couriers En Route to Sherman's Army in Fayetteville (Wilmington Assault)
Creator:
Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910
Date:
March 11, 1865
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Location:
Boston College
Collection (local):
Becker collection
Subjects:
Messengers
Pictorial works
Siege, 1864-1865
History
1861-1865
1800-1899
Places:
North CarolinaNew Hanover (county)Wilmington
North CarolinaNew Hanover (county)Kure Beach
Fort Fisher (N.C. : Fort)
Wilmington (N.C.)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Notes:
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?
Identifier:
2345/4629
81489124650001021
99137908176501021
Call #:
E468.7