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Battle of Mill Spring, Ky. Jan. 19th. 1862.
1862
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 George Whiting , American, 1820 - 1862
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/4 x 12 5/8in. (21 x 32.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 x 14in. (25.4 x 35.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: On the left, ranks of soldiers wearing Union uniforms charge towards the right. They hold rifles with fixed bayonets. One man carries an American flag. Officers on horseback are in the background. On the right, Rebel soldiers flee before the Union charge. They carry knapsacks and canteens. Some wear swords. At the far right, one man fires his rifle. A cannon is nearby. Dead and wounded men lie on the ground. One fires a pistol at the Union line. In the distance, additional ranks of Union soldiers and cannon are at the left, while additional Rebel units retreat towards the right. Tents and flags are in the right background. Leafless trees are beyond. A large leafless tree is in the left foreground.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "BATTLE OF MILL SPRING, KY. JAN. 19TH. 1862. / Terrific bayonnet charge of the 9th.. Ohio Volunteers (Col. Mc.Cook) and total defeat of the Rebel army under Genl. Zollicoffer, by the Gallant Soldiers of the West. / 669." On verso, in pencil: upper left, "Print / Box 4 / #33"; lower right, "Dwr 25 [crossed out] 27" "consv CPC 1987" and accession number. In red ink: "913".
Object Number: 1948.13.17
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