Return of a Scouting Party, Washington, North Carolina

Object Number: 
1945.580.49
Date: 
March-April 1863
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 10 1/16 in. ( 16.2 x 25.6 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "Washington North Carolina."; at lower left in graphite: "Return of a scouting party"; at lower center: "Washington, N. C."
Description: 
Civil War Drawings Collection. An event in Longstreet's Tidewater Campaign. The Confederate naval blockade off the Carolinas could not prevent the Union supplies and reinforcements arriving by ship. Foster's fortified Union troops overwhelmed Hill's Confederate troops, forcing them to abandon their position at Washington, N.C. and flee the Union advance.
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