Brilliant Exploit of Second Wisconsin Cavalry at Redbone Church near Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Defeat Of Adam's Rebel Cavalry

Object Number: 
1945.580.99
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 13 1/2 in. ( 24.8 x 34.3 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Verso inscribed completely in graphite: "Brilliant exploit of the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry under the command of Majr. Eastman[cut] / attack & defeat..."
Description: 
Civil War Drawings Collection. Siege of Vicksburg. After scouring the surrounding country in search of the enemy, the Second Wisconsin left Canton, Mississippi and on the morning of the 17 July 1863, reported to Gen. Sherman at Jackson. In late August they were ordered to Redbone Church, twelve miles from Vicksburg. Five members of the Second were killed at Redbone Church. The regiment remained at Redbone Church during the winter of 1863-1864, under the command of Major Eastman.
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