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Crane, William T., 1832-1865
Portion of Fortifications on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and View of Some Encampments (recto).
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
January 4, 1862
Drawing: Graphite on two sheets of ivory paper. 19 3/4 x 5 in. Cross section of Union fort, showing works inside and out. Detailed artist's labels show specific materials used in construction, location of troops,type of tents drawn. Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: 'Crane / Hilton Head S.C. / 62.' Various annotations throughout: '3 and 4th N.H.,' '76th Penn,' '97th Penn,' 'Serrels Vol. Engineers' are all labeled.
Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, January 25, 1862 (XII:322): 148-157 [sic 149], as 'Exterior View of the Fortifications Erected by the Federal Troops at Hilton Head near Port Royal, S.C.--From a sketch by our Special Artist W. H. [sic T.] Crane.' Accompanying article: 'Volunteers Going to Work on Hilton Head Fortifications,' p. 149, with another print. Also reproduced in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes, 1896. 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 War Department of the recent events.
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United States. Army. New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, 4th (1861-1865)United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 97th (1861-1865)United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 76th (1861-1865)United States. Army. New York Engineer Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)TentsSoldiersForts & fortificationsHilton Head Island (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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