Gen. Grover's Division Taking the First Rebel Rifle Pits

May 24, 1863
John R. Hamilton (American, active in 1863–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0957

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.5 x 37.5 cm (10 7/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.1733

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper, laid down

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Troops marching through a ravine in a wooded landscape. Reproduced wood engraving in Harper’s Weekly, June 27, 1863, p. 412; text p. 411.

Inscription

Recto, inscribed upper left and upper right: Dense Woods; below graphite framing: Gen. Grover's Division Taking the first rebel Rifle pits, within three quaters of a mile of Port Hudson. / Sunday May 24th 1863-
Inscribed on verso: (something illegible) attack on Fort Hudson / Gen. Grover's Division taking / its guns to rebel rifle pits.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 9, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875