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The 15th Army Corps of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman Crossing the Tennessee River

Item Information

Title:
The 15th Army Corps of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman Crossing the Tennessee River
Contributor:
Frank Leslie's Publishing House. Art Dept
Date:
1863
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Location:
Boston College
Collection (local):
Becker collection
Subjects:
Pontoon bridges
Pictorial works
History
1861-1865
Places:
Tennessee
Tennessee River
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Notes:
Condition: Torn on bottom right and top left corners; 3 vertical fold marks; 1 horizontal fold mark near top; tear on right side center; small tears around edges.
Original drawing location: CW-UK-TN-63 (Box 10).
Physical description of original: graphite on paper ; 13.0 x 9.5 in.
Recto: No text.
Verso: "The 15th Army Corps. Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman crossing the Tennessee at Chattanooga on their return from Knoxville -- The arduous duties lately performed by the corps fighting & marching, that on their return from Knoxville the men were in a wretched condition. The majority being without overcoats & a great many barefoot on a bitter cold day. They marched into Chattanooga and crossed the river, apparently in fine spirits, not a murmur being heard, although a fatiguing march of 70 miles, over a rough mountain road was yet before them, before reaching Bridgeport where they could attain sufficient clothing to shelter them from the blasts of winter."
Identifier:
2345/4978
81489124650001021
99137908157501021