Siege of Yorktown

Item Info

Item No: pdca00040
Title: Siege of Yorktown
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

HMI Civil War 1


Image shows Union forces under the leadership of Gen. George McClelland bombarding Confederate defenders of Yorktown lead by General John B. Magruder. Great guns are being fired from the battlements. In the foreground, groups of excited soldiers look on at the action. On the left side a flag is being raised on a high platform, and in the sky a large balloon is visible.

Creation Year: 1862
Creator Name: Schell, Frederic B. - Artist
Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906 - Engraver