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Battle at Bunker's Hill. (Near Boston)
1852-1854
Printer:Printed by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Horace Thayer & Co. , American, 1852
After a work by: John Trumbull , American, 1756 - 1843
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 3/8 x 12 7/16in. (21.3 x 31.6cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 x 14 1/8in. (25.4 x 35.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: Battle scene between British Redcoat troops on the right and American soldiers on the left. A British soldier waves a red flag; American soldiers wave blue flags. A wounded American officer is in the foreground, supported by a comrade; a broken sword is below him on the ground. Other wounded and dead lie on the ground. An African American soldier with a musket is at the far right. Ships anchored in the harbor are in the background.
Subject Note: A key to the composition identifies the participants as Major General Joseph Warren, Massachusetts Militia (killed), Col. Israel Putnam, 3rd Connecticut Regt., Col. William Prescott, Massachusetts Militia, Col. Thomas Gardner, Massachusetts Regt. (mortally wounded), Lieut. Col. Moses Parker, Bridge's Massachusetts Regt. (mortally wounded), Capt. Thomas Knowlton, 3rd Connecticut Regt., Maj. Andrew McClary, 1st New Hampshire Regt. (killed), Maj. Willard Moore, Doolittle's Massachusetts Regt. (killed), 2nd Lieut. Thomas Grosvenor, 3rd Connecticut Regt., and Peter Salem, his Negro servant, Rev. Samuel McClintock, Chaplain, 2nd New Hampshire Regt., Maj. Gen. Sir William Howe, K.B., British, Lieut. Gen. Sir Henry Clinton, British, Lieut. Col. Sir Robert Abercromby, British, 37th Regt. of Foot, Maj. John Pitcairn, British, Royal Marines (mortally wounded), Maj. John Small, British, 84th Regt. of Foot, Lieut. William Pitcairn, British, Royal Marines, Lieut. Francis, Lord Rawdon, British, 63rd Regt. of Foot. Source Note: Copied after a work by John Trumbull. (Finlay 11/29/2001)
Inscription: On recto, title inscribed beneath image, "BATTLE AT BUNKER'S HILL. / (NEAR BOSTON) / 382." On verso, in pencil: "1221" "consv CPC 1987" "Dwr 2"; accession number upside down, lower left.
Object Number: 1956.83.2
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