Lower right: J. Hope/1865. Capt U.S.V.; Reverse, before relining: The Army of the Potomac, at Cumberland Landing,/on the Pamunky, Va. May 12th 1862./Painted by James Hope, Capt U.S.V. April 1865./From a sketch taken by him on the spot.
The artist; with a London dealer; with C. Marshall Spink, London, 1935; Stephen C. Clark, New York, 1935; with Macbeth, New York, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1945; gift of Maxim Karolik.
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865