The battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg


Type - photograph or illustration

pencil drawing

Title - caption or label given by the creator

The battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg

Creator - photographer or artist

Forbes, Edwin, 1839-1895, artist

Date Created

Sept. 17, 1862

Abstract - summary of image contents

Forbes' depiction of the Battle of Antietam taking place.

Subject - ex: soldier(s) in uniform, landscape, city street, interior scene, etc.


Spatial Coverage - the place depicted (geographical location)

Battle of Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland

Format - ex: ambrotype, glass plate negative, copy print, etc.

pencil drawing

Rights - a statement of any use restrictions or ownership

This item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States because copyright has expired, but we have not determined its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. You are responsible for your own use.

Source - owner or repository of original or digital image

Library of Congress

Description - notes, provenance, or other information about the image

- "Sketched from a point north of Antietam Creek and west of the turnpike. Charge of Genl. Sumner's Corps on centre of the enemy's position in the lane in front of the town" on mount.
- Includes numerical key.
- Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.265)
- Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

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