Advance Of 9th New York Zouaves Toward Sharpsburg

Creator:
Edwin Forbes

Reproduction of a work in pencil. Caption reads, "Charge of Burnsides 9th Corps on the right flank of the reel army. Antietam. 3.30 P.M. Sept 17th 1862. 1 The Town of Sharpsburg. 2 The old Lutheran church. 3 9th N.Y. Vols. Hawkins Zouaves. 4 Rebels retreating into the town. 5 Rebel line of battle."

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10". Original in pencil.

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0043
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Battle of Burnside's Bridge

Date:
1888
Publisher/Studio:
Kurz and Allen

Reproduction of a lithograph depicting fighting on Burnside Bridge during the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10". Original color lithograph.

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0048
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Antietam, Dead Confederate Artillery

Date:
September 1862

A trench holds the bodies of numerous dead Confederate cavalrymen. Two soldiers look on from the edge of the trench.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0050
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Union Charge, Antietam

Creator:
Walton Taber

Reproduction of a work depicting a Union charge. Artist Walton Taber drew with such precision that the viewer can detect the fear in the advancing soldiers' eyes. In the mid-left section of the work, a fallen soldier lies dead. To the right-hand side, another man grabs his head in pain as he is struck by a musketball.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0033
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Antietam Casualties

Creator:
Walton Taber

Reproduction of a work depicting officers riding by a wagon of casualties from the Battle of Antietam.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0032
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Burnside Bridge

Creator:
Edwin Forbes (1839-1895)

A reproduction of a painting showing Union forces under Brig. Gen. Ambrose Burnside charging a bridge at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. Fighting on the bridge was so fierce and so protracted that the site would subsequently be known as "Burnside Bridge."

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10". Original: H: 9 1/4", W: 12 1/2"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0031
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Hooker's Corps Crossing Antietam Creek

Creator:
Edwin Forbes (1839-1895)

This reproduction of a print by American landscape painter and etcher Edwin Forbes (1839-1895) shows soldiers under the command of Major General Joseph Hooker crossing Antietam Creek. At the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, his corps launched the first assault of the bloodiest day in American history, driving south into the corps of Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson, where they fought each other to a standstill. Hooker, aggressive and inspiring to his men, left the battle early in the morning with a foot wound. He asserted that the battle would have been a decisive Union victory if he had managed to stay on the field, but General McClellan's caution once again failed the Northern troops and Lee's much smaller army eluded destruction.

Description (physical):

H: 6 1/2", W: 9 1/4"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0007
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Burnside's Attack Toward Sharpsburg

Creator:
Edwin Forbes (1839-1895)

This reproduction of a print by American landscape painter and etcher Edwin Forbes (1839-1895) shows soldiers under the command of Ambrose Burnside fighting at the Battle of Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. Burnside’s failure to perform sufficient reconnaissance on the southern flank of the Union line caused him to attempt to take a bridge (subsequently known as “Burnside’s Bridge”) that was covered by heavy Confederate fire. The resulting impasse contributed to the tactical stalemate in which the battle ended.

Description (physical):

H: 6 1/6", W: 9 5/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0010
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

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