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FIGHTING IN THE WOODS. KEARNEY's DIVISION REPULSING THE ENEMY. MONDAY JUNE 30th 1862. Copied by Chapin from a sketch on the spot by A. Waud [manuscript title]
[Glendale, Va. ca. July 1862].. Pencil sketch, 7 x 9 1/4 inches. With a printed leaf from HARPER'S WEEKLY. Minor soiling and wear. Near fine. Pencil sketch depicting a skirmish in the woods during the Battle of Glendale, part of McClellan's failed offensive on Richmond. In the article which accompanied the published version of this image, Waud wrote, "A majority of the battles so far have been of this description, usually termed bushwhacking - very deadly, but hardly affording a chance for a display of tactics. For the rest, the picture describes itself, and gives a good idea of what our soldiers have to stand up to in the Virginia swamps and woods." The leaf from HARPER'S WEEKLY in which the finished image appeared accompanies the sketch. John R. Chapin (1827-1907) was a Rhode Island native who worked as an artist for HARPER'S MAGAZINE. During the Civil War, he copied several rough sketches sent to him from the battlefield by Alfred Waud (1828-91). Waud also worked as a full-time newspaper artist and correspondent during the Civil War, working for the NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS and then moving to HARPER'S WEEKLY in late 1861.
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