viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Recently found by viaLibri....

BATTLE OF CORINTH. OCT. 1862 [manuscript caption title]
[Corinth, Ms. 1862].. Pencil drawing, 13 1/2 x 21 inches. Small tears at right and left edges, lower right corner torn away. Small red ink stain on lower edge. Central vertical fold. Light soiling and wear. About very good. An original pencil sketch showing a crucial moment in the Second Battle of Corinth, which took place on October 3rd and 4th, 1862, probably by the war correspondent Alexander Simplot. This drawing was engraved for HARPER'S WEEKLY, where its caption puts it in context as depicting the battle's key moment. A single three-cannon Union battery led by Lieut. Henry Robinet had been inflicting heavy casualties on the attacking Confederates. Here the Confederates have stormed the battery and are attempting to take it in hand-to-hand combat. The Federals recaptured the battery later that day, leading to a Union victory and a Confederate retreat. The engraving from HARPER'S is included, which attributes the sketch to Alexander Simplot, though the drawing itself is unsigned. Simplot, a native of Iowa, was a schoolteacher and artist turned war correspondent. Early in 1862, Simplot began traveling with the army of U.S. Grant, which, in October, was stationed in Tennessee near the Mississippi border.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
Last Found On: 2015-02-22           Check availability:      Biblio    

LINK TO THIS PAGE: www.vialibri.net/years/items/880926/1862-simplot-alexander-battle-of-corinth-oct-1862-manuscript

Browse more rare books from the year 1862


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     561 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2017 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.