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    Charles F. Allgower, Engagement at Vermillion Bayou., graphite drawing on paper, c. 1863, 7.75" x 3.75" (sight size), matted and framed to an overall size of 12.75" x 8.5", unsigned. The drawing shows an engagement at the sight of the Vermillion Bayou bridge. On April 17, 1863, Confederate troops, withdrawing up the Teche, crossed a bridge going over Vermillion Bayou. In order to slow the Union Army down, the Confederates lit the bridge on fire and stopped for a rest. As soon as Union soldiers came within sight of the bridge, the Confederate artillery began shelling the enemy. After a while, Union artillery came up and a series of counter-battery exchanges ensued. Mounted on the verso of the frame is a note that reads, "April 18, 1863. Engagement at Vermillion Bayou. The Rebels succeeded in burning the bridge & contested our advance with their artillery and sharp shooters after a heavy skirmishing the enemy was driven off and bridge built & the army advanced again. Here is where I lost my left arm." Light soiling, else, excellent condition.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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