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Bailey, Joseph, 1825-1867
The Levee at New Orleans, Louisiana, on the Afternoon of April 29th with the Union Party Landing to Demand the Surrender of the City.
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
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Drawing: Graphite, white gouache, and black ink wash on grayish brown paper; graphite. 13 x 8. View of city from the water. Ships including 'Cayuga' are in the foreground. Church spires rise in the background and are labeled by the artist. Inscribed at lower-left in graphite: 'The Levee at New Orleans on the afternoon / of the 29 of April with Capt Bailey & the party from / the 'Cayuga' landing to demand the surrender of / the city.' On the verso, a sketch of two figures are likely of Captain Bailey and his Midshipman entering New Orleans. Also on the verso are various inscriptions.
Joseph Bailey, a civil engineer from Ohio, served as Captain of Company D, 4th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment, and later as a brigadier and a Major General. After the capture of New Orleans, Bailey was chief engineer for the City of New Orleans.
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