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Battle Scene Near Marietta, Georgia

Battle Scene Near Marietta, Georgia
Title
Battle Scene Near Marietta, Georgia
Date 
June-July 1864
Medium 
Graphite, brown ink, and white gouache on gray paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 x 9 5/8 in. (22.9 x 24.4 cm)
Description 
Civil War Drawings Collection. During the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman maneuvered Johnston's Confederate army out of several successive defensive positions in Cobb County. Sherman first found Johnston's army entrenched in the Marietta area on June 9. The Confederate's had established defensive lines along Brushy, Pine, and Lost Mountains but Sherman extended his forces beyond the Confederate lines, causing a partial Rebel withdrawal. After further pressure and skirmishing from Union forces, Johnston withdrew to an arc-shaped position centered on Kennesaw Mountain on June 18 and 19. Repulsed several times, Sherman eventually extended the line on his right and forced Johnston to withdraw from the Marietta area on July 2-3.
Credit Line 
James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number 
1945.580.24
Inscriptions 
Verso inscribed at right vertically with details of battle strategy and casualties and signed in graphite: "J.F.E. Hillen"
Provenance 
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group