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Botticher, Otto (1811-1886) Sherman at Savannah, Ga.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03532 Author/Creator: Botticher, Otto (1811-1886) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Print Date: 1865 Pagination: 1

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.

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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