Vignette of the Passage of the Rappahannock by the Grand Army of the Potomac at Fredericksburg, Virginia, Midnight, December 10, 1862
Graphite on paper with annotations in brown ink
Overall: 8 1/2 x 13 in. (21.6 x 33 cm)
Civil War Drawings Collection. A scene of the Federal army moving into position to begin the Bombardment of Fredericksburg. Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 27 December 1862 (XV:378):214, 220, under the title: "The Passage of the Rappahannock by the Grand Army of the Potomac at Fredericksburg, VA., Midnight, Wednesday December 10." The accompanying article, on page 214, was titled: "Bombardment of Fredericksburg".
Harper's Weekly, December 27, 1862, pg. 830-831
THE BOMBARDMENT OF FREDERICKSBURG, December 11, 1862
Last evening, at sundown, the movement commenced
James B. Wilbur Fund
Lengthy text in graphite (with brown ink annotations) beginning: "The shore is crowded with troops in 2 distinct masses..."
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
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