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

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

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

The Hagerstown Turnpike

Creator:
Walton Taber

A reproduction of a work depicting dead Confederate soldiers after the Battle of Antietam.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0041
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Skirmish Between Brooklyn 14th And 300 Rebel Cavalry

Creator:
Alfred R. Waud (1828-1891)

In this reproduction of a sketch, Union and Confederate soldiers engage in fierce combat in close quarters. This confrontation occurred at the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0035
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Dunker Church Dead

Creator:
Walton Taber

Reproduction of a sketch of a photograph of Confederate dead near Dunker Church after the Battle of Antietam. Early in the battle 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", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0027
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Spot On Maryland Heights Where The Union Troops Surrendered

Creator:
Alfred R. Waud (1828-1891)

Reproduction of sketch. On September 12-15, 1862, Union and Confederate forces confronted one another at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. On the final day of battle, the Union Col. Dixon S. Miles began to doubt that reinforcements from Gen. George B. McClellan would arrive in time and surrendered. After deciding to surrender, he was mortally wounded by an artillery shell.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10". Original: Pencil on buff paper touched with whit. H: 5 3/8", W: 10 3/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0025
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

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