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Siege of Petersburg - Large Fort on the Left of Our Lines

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Title:
Siege of Petersburg - Large Fort on the Left of Our Lines
Description:
In Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 9/24/1864.
Creator:
McCallum, Andrew
Date:
September 24, 1864
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Location:
Boston College
Collection (local):
Becker collection
Subjects:
Fortification
Pictorial works
History
1864-1865
1861-1865
Places:
VirginiaPetersburg
Petersburg (Va.)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Notes:
Condition: Loss of paper at upper right corner and along right margin; glue spots above horizon.
Original drawing location: CW-AM-VA-9/24/64b (Box 4.)
Physical description of original: graphite on wove paper with incidental splashes of gouache ; 9.5 x 6.5 in.
Recto: "1. Large Fort on the left of our lines 5th Corps // 2. Track of the Weldon Railroad // 3. Abattus // 4. lines of the 9th A.C. // 5. Working parties deepening the ditch // 6. Relief working parties // The size of this fort is not exaggerated only a small portion of it is seen in the view. It is a good illustration of what the army has to do in this war. The working parties are introduced to show the size of the work if carefully drawn this might have a good effect. They are still at work in the fort."
Verso: no text.
Identifier:
2345/4538
81489124650001021
99137908258101021
Call #:
E468.7