Rebel Barricade on Chain Bridge

Object Number: 
1938.452
Date: 
1861-64
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. ( 21 x 24.1 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed below image in graphite: "Rebel Barricade on Chain bridge. 150 feet from the West End / Pierced for musketry. Iron plated in the West Side. / made of planks 6 inches thick and 9 feet high, with / spikes on the top. Around W.[N.] Side with boiler iron"; verso inscribed and signed at lower left: "Drawn by / Benson J Lossing"
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Creative: Tronvig Group