Rebels Outside Their Works at Yorktown Reconnoitring with Dark Lanterns
In the spring of 1862, General McClellan, commander of the Union forces, surrounded Yorktown, where he believed he could defeat the rebel forces. A standoff occurred, and with little battle activity to report, some of the journals, including Harper’s Weekly, illustrated the Union encampments; but the War Department confiscated these issues because they did not want details of the Union sites published. Instead, they depicted more generalized images of the Confederates at the front.
- Artist: Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910
- Medium: Wood engraving
- Dates: 1862
- Dimensions: Image: 10 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. (27.6 x 23.5 cm) Sheet: 6 x 11 1/4 in. (15.2 x 28.6 cm) Frame: 22 3/4 x 16 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (57.8 x 42.5 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Inscriptions: In caption: "Sketched by Mr. Winslow Homer"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1998.105.69
- Credit Line: Gift of Harvey Isbitts
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). Rebels Outside Their Works at Yorktown Reconnoitring with Dark Lanterns, 1862. Wood engraving, Image: 10 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. (27.6 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Harvey Isbitts, 1998.105.69
- Record Completeness: Good (63%)