The sap roller. Petersburg 1864|
Creator(s): Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891, artist
Date Created/Published: 1864 [June - December]
Medium: 1 drawing on green paper : pencil and Chinese white ; 12.2 x 19.9 cm. (sheet).
Summary: Three men digging ditches while a guard keeps watch.
LC-DIG-ppmsca-21135 (digital file from original item, recto a)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-21793 (digital file from original item, recto b)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-21136 (digital file from original item, verso)
LC-USZ62-14637 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
Call Number: DRWG/US - Waud, no. 269 (A size) [P&P]
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Signed lower left: ARW.
Title inscribed below image.
Accompanied by cream colored sheet inscribed: Making approaches to the enemies works under cover of the sap roller. The sap roller was a mass of basket work about 6 ft. in diameter and 9 ft. in length affording cover to a few men
at the head of the sap, or trench, which was dug at an angle to the hostile rifle pits. A guard sometimes accompanied
the sappers to protect them against sudden attack.
Sketch of two hands holding knives on verso.
Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.269)
Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.
Forts & fortifications--1860-1870.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles.
Petersburg (Va.)--History--Siege, 1864-1865.
Part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings (Library of Congress)
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