"A Night March," Edwin Forbes, copper plate etching, 1876, detail

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Joseph Williams, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College
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Sized, cropped, and adjusted for use here by John Osborne, Dickinson College, August 9, 2013.
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Original caption
The army going into action through the pine woods. In the foreground a tree has been fired to give light for the march, and over the distant woods dense volumes of smoke are rolling up, the underbrush having caught fire from burning cartridges.
Source citation
Edwin Forbes, Life Studies of the Great Army, A Historical Work of Art in Copper-Plate Etching ...(New York: Edwin Forbes, 1876), plate 16.
Source note
Cropped from the larger image, also available here.
Privately published. The complete set of forty plates sold for $50.00 in 1876. 
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