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Battle Scene Near Marietta, Georgia

Object Number: 
1945.580.24
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)
Inscriptions: 
Verso inscribed at right vertically with details of battle strategy and casualties and signed in graphite: "J.F.E. Hillen"
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
Provenance: 
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group