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The Pursuit of the Rebels in Maryland

Object Number: 
1945.580.45
Date: 
September 1862
Medium: 
Graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. ( 20 x 25.1 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "The pursuit of the rebels / in Maryland."; at lower left: "Rebel Cavalry under Stuart / burning the bridge over the Catoctin / creek under pretense of checking the / pursuit, but in reality to destroy the pine[?] near barn & property of Adam Coogle / a Union Maryland farmer. Our Cavalry / continued pursuit."; verso inscribed: "By F H Schell / see Frank Leslie's / Illustrated newspaper / October 4, 1862"
Description: 
Civil War Drawings Collection. Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, October 4, 1862 (XV:366):?. Rebel Cavalry under Jeb Stuart burned the bridge over the Catoctin creek under the pretense of slowing pursuit, but in reality to destroy the property of Adam Coogle, a Union Maryland farmer.
Credit Line: 
James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group