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Battle of Champion Hills, Miss, May 16th. 1863.
1863
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by Phelps & Watson , American, 1859 - 1864
Publisher:Published by F. P. Whiting , American, born 1840
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 3/16 x 13in. (20.8 x 33cm) Sheet (height x width): 9 15/16 x 14in. (25.2 x 35.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: A long line of soldiers in Union army uniforms confronts a line of Confederate troops across an open space partially filled with bushes and partially hidden by smoke. The men are armed with rifles with fixed bayonets. The Union forces carry American flags. The rebels carry Confederate flags. Dead and wounded men lie at the left. Reinforcements and officers on horseback are at the right. Trees are in the background. A large tree in the left foreground appears to have Spanish moss hanging from its branches.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "BATTLE OF CHAMPION HILLS, MISS. MAY 16TH.. 1863. / the formidable Position of General Pemberton carried by Generals Hovey, Logan and Crocker, of Grant's Army. / 748." On verso, in pencil: upper left, "Print / Box [?] / #36"; upper right, "@ 5.00"; lower right, "consv CPC 1987" "Dwr 25 [crossed out] 27" and accession number. In red ink, "911".
Object Number: 1948.13.15
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