Botticher, Otto (1811-1886) Sherman at Savannah, Ga.
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03532
Author/Creator: Botticher, Otto (1811-1886)
Place Written: New York, New York
Pagination: 1 lithograph : hand col. ; 58.2 x 87.5 cm.
Summary of Content: Lithograph of original painting by Lieutenant Colonel Otto Botticher. Published by John C. Buttre at No. 48 Franklin Street in New York. Printed by the Major & Knapp, Eng. Mfg & Lith. Co. at 449 Broadway in New York. Depicts line of Union officers on horseback reviewing a straight line of Federal troops on the right with Savannah in the background. The officers are all on the same plane. From left to right they are: Brigadier General Jordan, Brevet Colonel L.G. Estes, Major General Judson Kilpatrick, Major General Joseph A. Mower, Major General Peter J. Osterhaus, Major General Frank P. Blair, Brigadier General L.C. Easton, Major General John M. Corse, Major General W.P. Hazen, Major General John A. Logan, Brigadier General O.M. Poe, Major General H.W. Slocum, Major George Ward Nichols, Major General J.W. Geary, Major General Jeff O. Davis, Major General W.T. Sherman, Major General A.S. Williams, Major General O.O. Howard, Major General W.F. Barry, Brigadier General H.A. Barnum. Printed copy of Sherman’s ”Christmas Gift” telegram to President Lincoln at bottom of lithograph, next to the title. Bottom right side of lithograph has some water damage or discoloration.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Civil War;, Military History;, Union Forces;, Union General;, Art, Music, Theater, and Film;, Holidays and Celebrations;, President, Confederate States of America;, Sherman’s March to the Sea;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
Background: Otto Botticher left Germany in 1848, settled in New Jersey, and set up a portrait and lithography studio in New York City. In 1861, Botticher was mustered as captain of Company G, 68th New York Volunteer Infantry (Cameron Rifles). He was taken captive the next year, and held at Libby Prison and then Salisbury, North Carolina. (At the latter, he created a now-famous sketch of prisoners playing baseball.) Paroled in late 1862, Botticher went on to fight at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was discharged from the service in 1864, and, the next year, received a brevet as lieutenant colonel, New York State Volunteers, for gallantry. Botticher produced military-related prints both before and after the war. His work is noted for its accuracy and attention to detail.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Georgia--Atlanta., Atlanta (Ga.)--1860-1870., Unionists (United States Civil War)--Georgia--Atlanta--History., Atlanta (Ga.)--History--19th century., Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.Order Image