Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov 25 1863
- Creator:Alfred Rodolph Waud (1828-1891)
- Title:Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov 25 1863
- Description:Two lines of Union troops fire into a wooded area. A cannon is pictured at far left and two bodies are lying on the ground at the picture's center right. Bare trees in the foreground suggest a winter scene. Description of the scene is at bottom left, along with illegible text that continues to the bottom right corner of the scene.
- Historical Note:This illustration by "Special Artist" Alfred R. Waud, depicts events occurring at the Battle above the Clouds. On November 25, 1863 Union forces under Generals Sherman, Thomas and Hooker attacked Confederate General Braxton Bragg's troops at Missionary Ridge along Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga. Sherman was out maneuvered by Confederate General Patrick Cleburne but later support from General Thomas carried the day. Artists like Waud could get closer to the battle than photographers, who were limited by their bulky equipment. Waud and Theodore Davis traveled the South after the War, including stops in Nashville and Memphis, to document the destruction and the process of rebuilding. Alfred Waud continued to produce illustrations for Harper's Weekly in the decades after the War. He also contributed to "Picturesque America" and to Century Magazine's "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War." The Library of Congress owns an extensive collection of Waud's drawings and sketches.
- Institution:Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
- Rights:Images in these collections are either protected by copyright or are the property of Special Collections of Fisk University Franklin Library. To order a reproduction or to inquire about permission to publish, please contact the Library of Congress.