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Running Down of a Man o'war Launch from the Frigate Wabash by the Rebels from "Alice", an English Blocade Runner

Item Information

Title:
Running Down of a Man o'war Launch from the Frigate Wabash by the Rebels from "Alice", an English Blocade Runner
Description:
Sketchy action scene.
Artist:
Crane, W. T
Date:
August 6, 1863
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Genre:
art original
Location:
Boston College
Collection (local):
The Becker Collection
Subjects:
Warships
Confederate States of America
History
Siege, 1863
Fort Sumter
Ships
Wabash
Sailors
American
1861-1865
1860-1870
Places:
South CarolinaCharleston (county)Charleston
Charleston (S.C.)
Extent:
1 art original : graphite on wove paper ; 6.25 x 9.75 in.
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Notes:
Recto: "Midnight // Rebels on bows of steamer firing pistols at our men in boats and water // no 2d tier of casemates embrasures to Fort Sumter // Dist woods // woods."
Verso: "Running down of a man o wars launch from the Frigate Wabash near Fort Sumter by the rebels by the "Alice" an English Blockade runner // on the 6th August 63 // sketch'd by one the escaped crew. // see the New York Herald for the particulars."
Condition: Vertical and horizontal folds; ink stains at lower right.
Original drawing location: CW-WC-SC-8/6/63 (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-8/6/63