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Battle of South Mountain, Md. Sept. 14. 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 F. P. Whiting , American, born 1840
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 9/16 x 13 1/16in. (21.7 x 33.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 1/8 x 14 1/16in. (25.7 x 35.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: Union soldiers charge up a steep hill at the left. Rebel troops retreat before them. The men wear military uniforms and carry rifles with fixed bayonets or swords. One man waves an American flag. Most men have beards or mustaches. A man falls backwards at the far left. At the right, a Union soldier seizes the back of a Rebel's shirt and runs him through the back with his bayonet. Dead and wounded men lie on the ground. Near the top of the hill, a Rebel sharpshooter fires from behind a tree. A Confederate flag flies nearby. Dense cannon smoke is at the right. Trees are in the background.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "BATTLE OF SOUTH MOUNTAIN, MD. SEPT. 14. 1862. / General Hatch's Brigade driving the Rebels over the top of the Mountain towards Sharpsburg." In pencil, lower left, "40". On verso, in pencil: upper left, "Print / Box [ ] / #32"; lower right, "Consv CPC 1987 / Dwr 25 [crossed out] 27". In red ink: "912".
Object Number: 1948.13.16
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