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Reconnaissance in Force by General Gorman before Yorktown

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Inscription

Signed in graphite in l.l.: "WH"; l.c. and l.r.: "Reconnaissance in force by Gen'Gorman before Yorktown,/ Rebel battery only three hundred yards distant behind the woods." Verso: in graphite, "House was headquarters of French Commander at old siege of Yorktown." [In Homer's hand?]

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

1862

Object Place

United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0966

Dimensions

Sheet: 21 x 33.7 cm (8 1/4 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.3915

Medium or Technique

Graphite and gray wash on cream wove paper

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