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Antietam: The Fight at Poffinberger's Farm

Item Information

Title:
Antietam: The Fight at Poffinberger's Farm
Description:
Forest skirmish.
Creator:
Schell, Francis H., 1834-1909
Date:
September 17, 1862
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Location:
Boston College
Collection (local):
Becker collection
Subjects:
Farmhouses
History
Pictorial works
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 72nd (1861-1864)
1800-1899
1861-1865
Places:
MarylandWashington (county)Sharpsburg
MarylandWashington (county)Antietam
Antietam (Md.)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Notes:
Condition: Vertical and horizontal folds; dog ear at lower left; splash stains at right lower corner.
Original drawing location: CW-FHS-MD-9/17/62a (Box 8.)
Physical description of original: Graphite on wove paper ; 10 x 13 in.
Recto: "The fight on Sumner's left at Poffinberger's Farm where the rebels covered themselves with every conceivable kind of shelter. The fight here was very sanguinary but of short duration as the rebels issued from the woods below in overwhelming force and turned the left flank, which was but a temporary advantage to them. The regiment in the foreground is Baxter's Fire Zouaves which occupied extreme left of Sedgwick's division. Battle of Antietam. Sept. 17, 1862."
Verso: No text.
Identifier:
2345/4881
81489124650001021
99137908253801021
Call #:
E468.7