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Confederates Advancing to the capture of disabled guns
Original Author: Alfred R. Waud
Created: June 27, 1862
Medium: Pencil and Chinese white on olive paper
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Confederates Advancing to the capture of disabled guns

Casualties—both men and horses—litter the battlefield during the June 27, 1862, Battle of Gaines's Mill. Artist Alfred R. Waud, who was covering the war for Harper's Weekly, created this on-the-scene sketch. Waud's handwritten title at the bottom of the drawing describes the scene as "Confederates Advancing to the capture of disabled guns." The Battle of Gaines's Mill, one of the Seven Days' Battles, was remembered by many of its participants as the most intense fight of the American Civil War.

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