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Creator Role

publisher copyrighter painter

Description

The black and white steel engraving features a battle scene from the Battle of Morris Island, which took place at Fort Wagner, South Carolina in 1863. The image depicts men fighting on either side of a fallen barrier wall. An American flag, held by a soldier, is featured at the center of the image. The engraving is printed on off-white paper.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1864

Measurement

8 X 10 3/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink engraving on paper

Inscription

recto, beneath image: ATTACK ON FORT WAGNER. / From the original painting by Nast in the possession of the publishers. / Johnson, Fry & Co. Publishers, New York. / Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1864, by Johnson, Fry & Co. in the clerks office of the southern district of N.Y.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

engraving

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

1298

Digital ID

FVW_01298

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Attack on Fort Wagner

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