General Burnside at the Battle of Newbern

Historical Images of Philadelphia Americana
General Burnside at the Battle of Newbern

Item Info

Item No: pdca00116
Title: General Burnside at the Battle of Newbern
Additional Title: Attack During a Fog
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Engraving shows soldiers on the attack, riding and running in various directions in a foggy setting.  Gen. Burnside, riding in full military uniform is approaching a railroad track running diagonally across the image from lower right. Other riders are galloping in various directions. Across the raiload, foot soldiers, one carrying the Union flag aloft, run in the opposite direction to the General. A Confederate flag can be seen flying above the earthwork defenses of New Bern in the distance. The battle took place on March 14th. 1862 in North Carolina. General Ambrose Burnside captured North Carolina's second largest city from Confederate forces led by Brigadier General Lawrence O. Branch.


HMI Civil War 1

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