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Escape of Private O'Haver to the USS Monticello from a Rebel Ship after Killing the Captain and drowning his comrade, in Cape Hatteras Inlet near Chicamacomico, North Carolina (recto).
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
Crane, William T., 1832-1865
October 4-5, 1861
New-York Historical Society
Drawing: Graphite on paper. 6 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. Soldiers on a beach shoot at two figures in the ocean; one soldier runs toward, another has fallen on the sand. A ship is docked offshore. Various annotations describe the scene.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisonsPrisoners of warO'Haver, 20th Indiana RegimentMonticello (Ship)United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1865)Prisoner-of-war escapesSoldiersBeachesShips
Drawings (visual works)
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O'Haver was a soldier in the 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Company H. About the Artist: William T. Crane was a 'special artist' for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. General Quincy A. Gilmore relied heavily on his sketches of confederate fortifications to inform the Federal War Department of the recent events.