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Grand Attack of the National Iron Clad upon Fort Sumter and Other Rebel Forts in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

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Title:
Grand Attack of the National Iron Clad upon Fort Sumter and Other Rebel Forts in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Description:
Large naval battle scene; in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 5/2/1863.
Artist:
Crane, W. T
Date:
April 7, 1863
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Genre:
art original
Location:
Boston College
Collection (local):
The Becker Collection
Subjects:
Armored vessels
United States
History
Siege, 1863
Warships
Cummings Pt. Battery
Fortifications
Fort Johnson
Castle Pinckney
Fort Moultrie
Admiral Dupont
Iron clads
American
1800-1899
1861-1865
1860-1870
Places:
South CarolinaCharleston (county)Charleston
Charleston (S.C.)
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
Extent:
1 art original : graphite on heavy gauge tan paper ; each sheet 10 x 13.25; 10 x 26.5 total in.
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Notes:
Recto: "Cummings Pt. Battery // Fort Johnson // Middle Ground Battery // Make no shells bursting in the air // Charleston // Castle Pinckney // Battery // Fort Moultrie // Battery // Grand attack of the National Iron Clads, led by Admiral Dupont upon Fort Sumter and other Rebel Forts in Charleston Harbor , S.C., April 7. 1863 // From a sketch by our Special Artist, [?] W.T. Crane - ."
Verso: "Attack of the Union Iron Clads upon Fort Sumpter [sic] // April 7th 1863."
Condition: Two sheets glued together with a strip of blue lined paper, almost entirely ripped; rips along vertical folds top and bottom margins.
Original drawing location: CW-WC-SC-4/7/63 (Box 6.)
Electronic reproduction. Chestnut Hill, Mass. : Becker Project, 2005. Created from a photographic reproduction of the original drawing.
Original drawings and photographic reproductions. Becker Archive, Boston College Fine Arts Dept.
Identifier:
(Becker)CW-WC-SC-4/7/63