Storming of Fort Donelson

Historical Images of Philadelphia Americana
Storming of Fort Donelson

Item Info

Item No: pdca00115
Title: Storming of Fort Donelson
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Engraving shows Union soldiers overrunning Confederate troops at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. In the center a Union officer is depicted riding into battle brandishing a sword in his right hand, urging his troops forward. A fallen rebel soldier fires toward the Officer while himself being aimed at by a Union soldier at the left corner of the image. An American flag is held aloft at the front of the charge.


HMI Civil War 1

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