Pope's Retreat at Second Manassas
Original Author: Edwin Forbes
Created: August 31, 1862
Medium: Drawing
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Pope’s Retreat at Second Manassas

Edwin Forbes, a wartime artist for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, drew this sketch on August 31, 1862, of the Union army retreating through Centreville after suffering defeat at the Second Battle of Manassas in late August 1862. Troops under the command of General John Pope march along the road while their corps flag flutters on the hilltop.