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Confederate Cemetery under Construction

Title:
Confederate Cemetery under Construction
Persistent Record Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4971
Date:
June 13, 1865
Format:
Drawings
Genre:
art original
Collection:
The Becker Collection
Subject:
Confederate cemeteries -- Virginia -- Winchester -- Pictorial works
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pictorial works
Graphite drawings -- American -- 1860-1870
Place:
Virginia, United States
Virginia
Keywords:
Winchester, Va
Milroy's defense
special artists, images of
Note:
Recto: "Winchester on under hill // People's cemetery // Milroys defenses 1 mile off // these stones are boundary // unknown // unknown // site of oblong."
Verso: This cemetery embraces 5 acres and will be when completed a part of the people's cemetery, it is subjoined to the latter. 568 feet is its length, breadth 336. In the centre is oblong divided into four angles by a walk in the center of which will be erected a monument. In these four angles are to be buried the unknown. The different states are to be represented by the squares. At present 750 bodies are interred - 3000 bodies are expected to repose there within a year, gathered from the battle fields within 12 miles. It will be completed within 12 months. The scheme originated among the ladies of the south. 4000 has been subscribed. It will require in all 10,000 to complete it. Mr. Crum is the trustee, from whom I received the above information from him."
Condition: 3 vertical fold marks // corners frayed.
Original drawing location: CW-JT-VA-6-13-65 (Box 9).
Original location:
Original drawings and photographic reproductions. Becker Archive, Boston College Fine Arts Dept.
Reproduction note:
Electronic reproduction. Chestnut Hill, Mass. : Becker Project, 2005. Created from a photographic reproduction of the original drawing.
Physical Description:
1 art original : graphite on paper ; 11.75 x 6.5 in.
Language:
Not applicable
Identifier:
(Becker)CW-JT-VA-6-13-65

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