The Attack on Fredericksburg

Historical Images of Philadelphia Americana
The Attack on Fredericksburg

Item Info

Item No: pdca00071
Title: The Attack on Fredericksburg
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Depicted is General Burnside's Federal "Army of the Potomac" advancing to the north bank of the Rappahannock River below the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia. In the foreground a small boat load of soldiers are about to disembark and climb the heights. Fighting is seen on the banks higher up and other boats in the distance are nearing the shore. Part of the town of Fredericksburg can be seen burning above the river on the top right.


HMI Civil War 1


Published in Samuel Schmucker's "The History of the Civil War", 1865

Creation Year: ca. 1865
Creator Name: Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906 - Engraver
Schussele, Christian, 1826?-1879 - Artist