"War Sketches Oct & Nov - 1864"

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The Civil War Drawings of Edward Lamson Henry


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Wagon and Team
October/November, 1864
Pencil on paper (4 x 6 in.)
NYSM 40.17.1782




U. S. Army Wagons
October/November, 1864
Pencil on paper (4 x 12 in.)
NYSM 40.17.1792 and 40.17.1793




U. S. Army Wagon
October/November, 1864
Pencil on paper (4 x 6 in.)
NYSM 40.17.1792




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Wagon [Carrying Painting?]
October/November, 1864
Pencil on paper (4 x 6 in.)
NYSM 40.17.1793


The wagon appears to be transporting a large painting, an activity possibly relating to one of the "Sanitary Fairs" held in several northern cities to raise money for the U. S. Sanitary Commission, a precursor of the Red Cross. These fairs exhibited artwork in addition to displays of technology and handicraft. This painting closely resembles Frederic Church's "The Heart of the Andes" which was exhibited in at least one "Sanitary Fair" venue, New York City in March, 1864.


Sinking of the "Florida"
Newport News, Virginia, October, 1864
Pencil on paper (4 x 6 in.)
NYSM 40.17.1799


Famous as a Confederate blockade runner, the "CSS Florida" met an inglorious end. Captured in Brazil by the "USS Wachusett," the "Florida" sank off Newport News in a collision with the U. S. transport "Alliance" while being towed into port.


Freight Boat
October/November, 1864
Pencil on paper (4 x 6 in.)
NYSM 40.17.1794


A two-masted lug-rigged vessel outfitted with a cabin, or "cuddy."


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Schooner
October/November, 1864
Pencil on paper (4 x 6 in.)
NYSM 40.17.1783




Transport Pilot House Interior
October/November, 1864
Pencil on paper (4 x 6 in.)
NYSM 40.17.1784




Transport Pilot House Roof
October/November, 1864
Pencil on paper (4 x 6 in.)
NYSM 40.17.1803


The side-wheels are visible at either side.


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