Inscribed on verso in graphite: Col. Starkweather with his Wisconsin regt. deploying as / skirmishers at the Battle of Hoke's Run. I will send / description with my next. There is every probability / of a battle soon. / (signed) Theo. R. Davis.
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 20, 1955
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875