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Currier & Ives The Battle of Antietam, Md. September 17th 1862

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02881.31 Author/Creator: Currier & Ives Place Written: New York, New York Type: Print Date: circa 1862 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Color print depicts Union Army "utterly routing" Confederates at Antietam. Caption under title reads: "This splendid victory was achieved by the "Army of the Potomac," commanded by their Great General, Geo. B. McClellan, over the Rebel Army under Lee Jackson and a host of others, utterly routing, and compelling them to a precipitate retreat across the Potomac to save themselves from capture or annihilation." Confederate soldiers' uniforms are green. Print is mounted

People: McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885.
Currier & Ives, fl. 1857-1907.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg), Civil War, Military History, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Union Forces, Battle

Sub Era: The American Civil War