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Bachelder, John B. (1825-1894) Capture of a rebel Lunette near Yorktown, Va. April 26th 1862 by detachments from the 1st & 11th Mass. Vols. commanded by Brig. Gen. Cuvier Grover

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02131.03 Author/Creator: Bachelder, John B. (1825-1894) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Print Date: 1862 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Chromolithograph with hand retouching. Published by John B. Bachelder in Boston and lithographed by Endicott & Co., New York. Depicts a battle scene at sunset. Key identifies officers and regiments featured in the image.

People: Bachelder, John Badger, 1825-1894.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Confederate States of America, Prisoner of War, Battle

Sub Era: The American Civil War