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Image for Battle of Mill Spring, K.Y. Jan. 19th 1862

Battle of Mill Spring, K.Y. Jan. 19th 1862

Battle scene. Blue uniformed soldiers charging from left toward center attaching grey uniformed soldiers. American flag flying on left. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Battle of Mill Spring, KY - S "

In this print, Currier & Ives depicts three ranks of Union soldiers advancing in perfect formation while Confederate troops flee in panic, leaving behind dead and wounded soldiers. Without knowing that troops had recently arrived and reinforced the Union army, Rebel forces attacked the North at dawn on January 19, 1862. Initially, the attack was a success, but stiff Union resistance eventually forced the Confederate troops to retreat.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-343
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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