Maryland Heights: Siege of Harper's Ferry

Date:
1863
Creator:
William MacLeod (1850-1929)

A reproduction of an oil on canvas painting. Troops idle about during the Battle of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, on September 12-15, 1862. Original in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Genevieve Plummer.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0023
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Charge of Hooker's Corps near the Dunker Church

Creator:
Edwin Forbes (1839-1895)

Brigadier General Joseph Hooker's troops rush toward unseen Confederate forces in this reproduction of a piece by American artist Edwin Forbes.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0022
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Guerre d'Amérique

Unknown source. A French caption reads, "Les confédérés, après l’invasion du Maryland, se retirent en emportant le butin pris à l’ennemi." ("The Confederates, after the invasion of Maryland, withdrew, carrying loot taken from the enemy.")

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0021
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Dead Rebel Gunners At Dunker Church After Battle Of Antietam

Early in the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, General George B. McClellan concentrated his forces on this church in an attempt to prevent General Robert E. Lee's Confederates from advancing further into northern territory.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/16", W: 9 15/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0019
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Union Scouts Observing Lee's Army Crossing Potomac Before Antietam

Reproduction of a landscape painting depicting Union scouts doing reconnaissance work in the lead-up to the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0018
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Truce To Care For Dead And Wounded

Date:
October 25, 1862
Publisher/Studio:
Harper's Weekly

Reproduction of a sketch that originally appeared in Harper's Weekly. Two officers shake hands, signalling a truce to care for casualties on both sides. This scene purportedly took place during Lee's invasion of Maryland, known as the Antietam Campaign, in 1862.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0016
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Confederate Wounded After Antietam

Creator:
Walton Taber

Reproduction of a sketch of a cartload of wounded Confederate soldiers after the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.

Description (physical):

H: 5 9/16", W: 9 3/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0015
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Confederate Dead at Fox's Gap, Antietam Campaign

Creator:
Walton Taber

Reproduction of a sketch of dead Confederate soldiers piled upon one another during the Battle of South Mountain.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0014
Institution:
American Heritage Archive

The Rebels Under Stuart Leaving Chambersburg

Creator:
James R. Chapin

Incomplete sketch. The Confederate Army, led by J.E.B. Stuart, raided and burned Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on October 10, 1862.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0013
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

"when I Wish To Catch Rats, I First Stop Their Holes."

This reproduction of an engraving implies that gaining control of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, would allow the Union army to neutralize threats from other Confederate cities. General Winfield Scott, who held command of the Union army until his resignation on November 1, 1861, is credited with the quote at bottom.

Description (physical):

H: 9 7/8", W: 7 15/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0012
Institution:
American Heritage Archives