Item No: pdca00055
Title: Death of Seargeant Dyer While Spiking the Gun
Print and Picture Collection
Below title is the following, in quotation marks: "Our boys tried to save their guns, but finding that impossible they endeavored to spike them. Sergeant Dyer whom I have before mentioned as a rare nurse in sickness, was shot through the lungs and mortally wounded, while in the act of spiking his gun. Of one hundred and ten horses, they took off the field but forty-five."
HMI Civil War 1
Published by A. D. Worthington in "My Story of the War..." 1888
The engraving depicts fierce close combat between enemy soldiers. A large gun sits in the foreground in the middle of the melee and a soldier, presumably Sergant Dyer, is spiking it as an enemy soldier takes aim at him with a rifle. Another on horseback rides with upraised arm out of the scene on the right.
Cade, J. J., active 1890-1900 - Engraver