"The Blockade of Mobile -- Chasing a Blockade Runner at Night": Illustration for "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" (21 May 1864); verso: sketch

"The Blockade of Mobile -- Chasing a Blockade Runner at Night": Illustration for "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" (21 May 1864); verso: sketch
Title
"The Blockade of Mobile -- Chasing a Blockade Runner at Night": Illustration for "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" (21 May 1864); verso: sketch
Date 
1864
Medium 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 10 in. (16.8 x 25.4 cm)
Description 
Civil War Drawings Collection. Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 21 May 1864 (XVII:451):141. Reproduced in Roberta J.M. Olson, Drawn By New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings from the N-YHS (London: Giles, 2008), 311-312.
Credit Line 
James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number 
1945.580.8
Inscriptions 
Verso inscribed at center in graphite: "Chasing a blockade runner / by the old 'Jackson' in Miss[?] Sound"
Provenance 
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group