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Bachelder, John B. (1825-1894) Gettysburg. Repulse of Longstreet's Assault

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02131.02 Author/Creator: Bachelder, John B. (1825-1894) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Print Date: 1876 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Wide panoramic view at the moment of the repulse of Longstreet's (actually Pickett's) charge at the Battle of Gettysburg 1-3 July 1863. Large black and white steel engraving (papier colle) based on the larger painting by James Walker and painted under Bachelder's supervision. Viewed across a vast series of fields and small hills. Portions of the background appear etched. The Walker painting is reproduced in Holzer and Neely, Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: The Civil War in Art, pp. 128-129. (Sauers notes that the original painting is 7.5 x 20 feet.) Holzer-Neely identify Lewis A. Armistead, foreground, right center, and George G. Meade, center, right with field glasses. Engraved by H.B. Hall Jr., published by Bachelder. Uncolored.

People: Bachelder, John Badger, 1825-1894.
Walker, James, 1819-1889.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Battle of Gettysburg, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Civil War, Military History, Battle, Geography and Natural History, Union Forces, Union General, Confederate General or Leader, Confederate States of America

Sub Era: Reconstruction