Jump to navigation
Second Ball's Bluff Affair, Virginia.
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
Drawing: Graphite on paper. 8 1/2 x 14 in. View of a battlefield seen from behind group of Union soldiers on a bluff who are firing cannons into a valley. Confederate troops are on the opposing bluff. Troops advance through the low land, where some houses and buildings are. Inscribed along upper edge: 'Rebels thousands at top of bluff firing down--our shells exploding among them / our troops running down the hill & taking cover under banks bluff & crossing fords and dam.'
The Battle of Ball's Bluff occurred prior to the organization of Morell's Fifth Army Corps on May 18, 1862. This was probably the Battle of Manassas (Second Bull Run), Malvern Hill, Gaines' Mill, or Antietam.
New-York Historical Society
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--CampaignsBall's Bluff, Battle of, Va., 1861United States. Army. New York Veteran Infantry Regiment, 17th (1863-1865)United States. Army. Corps, 5th (1862-1865)United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 44th (1861-1864)United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 18th (1861-1864)Artillery (weaponry)SoldiersBattlefieldsCliffs
SketchesDrawings (visual works)Image
This digital image may be used for educational or scholarly purposes without restriction. Commercial and other uses of the item are prohibited without prior written permission from the New-York Historical Society. For more information, please visit the New-York Historical Society's Rights and Reproductions Department web page at http://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions