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    Original Pencil Sketch of Slaves Fleeing the Battle at Petersburg, on paper, 8" x 5", tipped on to a folded sheet of paper, artist "S. H. S.", captioned "Escape of "contrabands" from Col. Avery's estate near Petersburg Virginia." The sketch is uniformly toned with a few light spots of foxing. There are old crease marks present with a 1.25" split and 2.5" split in two of the folds that could easily be repaired. There is an old paper tape repair on the back of the sketch. There is a negligibly small piece missing from the bottom edge that does not affect either the text or drawing. The Avery House figures prominently in the literature of the battle and siege at Petersburg. The large house was used as an observation post and at one time the headquarters of Union General Gouverneur K. Warren. Very good condition.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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