Troops of the 17th A.C. Firing Cannon, Georgia
c. December 1864- March 1865
Graphite, black and brown ink and wash, and white lead pigment on gray paper
Overall: 9 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. ( 24.8 x 24.4 cm )
Civil War Drawings Collection. Possibly near Savannah, Georgia, between December 1864 through March 1865. Troop movements of the 17th A.C. place them near Savannah: Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864 - 1865 Thursday Dec 22d 1864 "- A cold windy morning…Lt. Johnson and I rode down town in the afternoon - The city of Savannah is much larger than I imagined it to be yesterday… Sunday Dec 25th 1864 -- Was up early.… In Afternoon went to 17th AC and saw Dave Plattes Capt Simpson… Thursday Dec 29th 1864 Capt. Vanpelt and I rode into Savannah this morning and saw the 17th AC reviewed by Gen. Sherman -- it presented a fine appearance." Previously the 17th A.C. had been: July 3, marched from Kennesaw to near Smyrna July 5, Turner's Ferry, Cobb County, Georgia
James B. Wilbur Fund
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
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