Mad Ann, the Huntress
Original Author: Roberts, engraver, John Reuben Chapin, illustrator
Created: ca. 1856
Medium: Prints/Drawings, Engraving

Mad Ann, the Huntress

This dramatic engraving from J.R. Chapin's 1856 The Historical Picture Gallery depicts Anne Hennis Trotter Bailey galloping her horse through a forest, illustrating the legend where she rode from Fort Lee to Lewisburg, West Virginia, to get more gunpowder. She is shown dressed in a mix of men's clothing and Native American-style clothing.