Photo, Print, Drawing Winter Campaigning. The Army of the Potomac on the move. Sketched near Falmouth--Jan. 21st

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About this Item

Title

  • Winter Campaigning. The Army of the Potomac on the move. Sketched near Falmouth--Jan. 21st

Summary

  • Exhibit caption: Alfred R. Waud depicts Union forces coping with the challenge of winter weather in 1863 as they advanced toward the Rappahannock River. He skillfully delineates formations of soldiers, wagons, and animals traversing the foreground, middle ground, and background of the scene and vividly captures the impact of blustery winter wind and snow in their bent and bowed forms. The British-born Waud won wide acclaim for his visual reportage of Civil War battles and soldiers' living conditions because he incorporated impressive amounts of accurately observed details into compositions that convey strong expressive effects. More than 1,200 sketches he created for Harper's Weekly are preserved in the Prints & Photographs Division.

Names

  • Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891, artist

Created / Published

  • [1863] January 21.

Headings

  • -  United States.--Army of the Potomac--1860-1870
  • -  Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
  • -  Troop movements--Union--1860-1870
  • -  Military officers--Union--1860-1870
  • -  Soldiers--Union--1860-1870
  • -  Ferries--1860-1870
  • -  Dogs--1860-1870
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies
  • -  United States--Virginia--Rappahannock River
  • -  United States--Virginia--Falmouth

Headings

  • Drawings--American--1860-1870.

Notes

  • -  Signed lower right: Alf. R. Waud.
  • -  Title inscribed below image.
  • -  Published in: Harper's Weekly, February 14, 1863, p. 104-5 as "Fruitless attempt of the Army of the Potomac to move toward the Rappahannock on 20th January 1863.
  • -  Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.718)
  • -  Reference print available in the Civil War Drawings file S.
  • -  Reference print available in Ray, Plate 47 (p. 124-125)
  • -  Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Medium

  • 1 drawing on tan paper : pencil, Chinese white, and black ink wash ; 35.3 x 52.4 cm. (sheet).

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DRWG/US - Waud, no. 718 (B size) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Morgan collection of Civil War drawings (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 22444 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.22444
  • cph 3g02392 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g02392
  • cph 3a04150 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a04150

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2004660450

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-22444 (digital file from original item) LC-USZC4-2392 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-173 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

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Waud, Alfred R. , Artist. Winter Campaigning. The Army of the Potomac on the move. Sketched near Falmouth--Jan. 21st. United States Falmouth Virginia Rappahannock River, 1863. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004660450/.

APA citation style:

Waud, A. R. (1863) Winter Campaigning. The Army of the Potomac on the move. Sketched near Falmouth--Jan. 21st. United States Falmouth Virginia Rappahannock River, 1863. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004660450/.

MLA citation style:

Waud, Alfred R. , Artist. Winter Campaigning. The Army of the Potomac on the move. Sketched near Falmouth--Jan. 21st. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004660450/>.