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Portion of Fortifications on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and View of Some Encampments; verso: caricature of man' s head

Object Number: 
1945.580.88
Date: 
1862
Medium: 
Graphite on two sheets of ivory paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 19 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 50.2 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Crane / Hilton Head S.C. / 62"; various annotations throughout; verso inscribed at upper center: "Portion of the New Fortifications on Hilton Head S.C. / and view of some of the encampments -- / Sketch'd Jan 4th / 62"
Description: 
Civil War Drawings Collection. Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 25 January 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.
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