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Life studies of the great army. A historical work of art, in copper-plate etching, containing forty plates, illustrating the life of the Union Armies during the late Rebellion.

Author: Edwin Forbes
Publisher: New York, E. Forbes [1876]
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Etchings
Intaglio prints
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Forbes
OCLC Number: 6099785
Notes: Proofs on Indian paper.
Description: 1 preliminary leaf, 40 plates 61 cm
Contents: The reveille on the line of battle ; Tattoo in Camp. Plate 1. --
The commissary's quarters in winter camp. Plate 2. --
Through the wilderness. Plate 3. --
A Wagoner's shanty. ; A deserted picket hut. ; Mud huts. Plate 4. --
The pontoon bridges. Plate 5. --
A thirsty crowd ; Newspapers for the Army ; The race for camp. Plate 6. --
The leader of the herd. Plate 7. --
On picket ; Washing day. Plate 8. --
A Christmas dinner. Plate 9. --
A slave cabin ; The old grist mill ; Sam ; Got any pies for sale Aunty? ; A picaninny. Plate 10. --
The newspaper correspondent. News of the battle. Plate 11. --
"Coffee coolers." Plate 12. --
After dress parade. Plate 13. --
An army forge. Plate 14. --
The return from picket duty. Plate 15. --
A night march. Plate 16. --
The halt of the line of battle. Plate 17. --
The rear of the column. Plate 18. --
Stuck in the mud ; A flank march across country during a thunderstorm. Plate 19. --
Fall in for soup. Plate 20. --
Going into camp at night. Plate 21. --
On picket ; The old saw mill ; Waiting for something to turn up. Plate 22. --
"The reliable contraband." Plate 23. --
Home, sweet home. Plate 24. --
The distant battle. Plate 25. --
A cavalry charge. Plate 26. --
A hot day ; Beef steak, rare! ; A straggler ; A quiet nibble on the cavalry skirmish line ; An orderly. Plate 27. --
Newspapers in camp. Plate 28. --
"A watched pot never boils" ; A hasty supper ; Drummer boys ; Played out. Plate 29. --
Coming into the lines. Plate 30. --
The supply train. Plate 31. --
Gone off with the Yankees ; A land flowing with milk and honey ; A scouting party ; An old campaigner. Plate 32. --
The picket line. Plate 33. --
The lull in the fight. Plate 34. --
Trading for coffee and tobacco. Between the fortified lines during a truce. Plate 35 --
Going into action. Plate 36. --
The advance of the Cavalry skirmish line. Plate 37. --
Fording a river ; A halt for twenty minutes. Plate 38. --
"Bummers." They're Johnnies as sure as you're born, boys! Plate 39. --
The Sanctuary. Plate 40.

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