Drawings of Confederate Soldiers
- Title:Drawings of Confederate Soldiers
- Date:ca. 1863
- Description:Portrait sketches of two bearded men and one youth.
- Historical Note:This drawing, found on the interior plaster wall of the tower of Bleak House--Confederate Memorial Hall on Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee, is purported to represent three Confederate sharpshooters who killed Union General William P. Sanders on the afternoon of November 17, 1863 as he accompanied soldiers marching up Kingston Pike. The central figure has been identified as Corporal William Raines, 9th Georgia unit. During the siege of Knoxville, Bleak House was being used as Confederate General James Longstreet's headquarters. The home's residents, Louisa Franklin Armstrong and her daughters, remained in second floor quarters, emerging for meals during periods when hostilities allowed.
- Institution:East Tennessee Historical Society
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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