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[Artist's letter to Frank Leslie] (verso)
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
Trepler, J. S.Leslie, Frank, 1821-1880
New-York Historical Society
Letter: Graphite on paper. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. verso completely inscribed with letter to Frank Leslie from 13 miles outside of Atlanta that reads: 'Frank Leslie, DSir, I will send you a sketch of a birds eye view of Atlanta Ga from a distance of thirteen miles, from a high position near the Chatahoochie River. The country between the river and Atlanta is all woods and what is called here rolling small vales and hills and the City is on high ground. The Union troops are now within one mile of the River and both left and right wing extend to the river we could see the trains moving very plain towards Atlanta and one of the forts is in plain view. The Union army is not pressing on the Enemy at the center at present so he holds his position for the present. I would be pleased to see the sketch in your paper and would like to have a copy. You will make corrections of the sketch. I give you a description of the country, but those that seen the sketch pronounce it good, only the City don't show quite so plain. Very Respectfully Your [Obl. Serv] signature].'
United States. Army. Corps, 20thUnited States. Army of the CumberlandAtlanta (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Drawings (visual works)
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