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Creator Role

artist engraver publisher

Description

The black and white engraving depicts a scene from the Battle of Ball's Bluff, where Colonel Edward Baker was shot and killed. The image shows several Union soldiers carrying Baker's lifeless body while others fight with swords and rifles.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1862

Measurement

8 3/4 X 11 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

Recto, below image: F.O.C. Drley, del. / J. Godfrey, s.c. / Battle of Ball's Bluff, VA. / RESCUING THE BODY OF BRIG. GEN. BAKER. / Virtue & Co. Publishers, N.Y. / Entered according to act of Congress AD 1862 by Virtue & Co. in the clerk's office of the district court of the United States for 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

1293

Digital ID

FVW_01293

Current Location

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

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

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

Battle of Ball's Bluff, VA. Rescuing the Body of Brig. Gen. Baker

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