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Scenes from the American Revolution: Smallwood's Maryland Regiment at the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776

Object Number: 
1923.112
Date: 
1914
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on thin ivory card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 15 in. ( 55.9 x 38.1 cm ) mat: 34 x 26 in. ( 86.4 x 66 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Chas. M. Lefferts/1914"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in red gouache: "Chas. M. Lefferts / 1914"; verso inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Smallwood's Maryland Battalion / at the Battle of Long Island Aug. 27 1776."
Description: 
Military
Gallery Label: 
This watercolor shows Smallwood's Maryland regiment in action at the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776, when the regiment covered the retreat of the defeated Continental Army across the Gowanus marshes to the temporary safety of the American lines near the village of Brooklyn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Charles MacKubin Lefferts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group