Scenes on the Battlefield of Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862
date: September 17, 1862
artist: A.R. Waud
Depicts General Joseph K. Mansfield's Corps in the upper segment. On this day, General Mansfield lost his life - shot through the chest on his horse during the engagement.
double page wood engraving – matted
14 x 20 ½″ mat: 18 x 24″
Alfred Waud (1828 – 1891) joined Harper’s from the Illustrated London News in 1861. His detailed Civil War sketches are noted for their dramatic intensity and he is regarded as one of the pre-eminent artist/journalists of the era.