Ref No.: (Becker)CW-FHS-LA-3/13/63 Artist: Schell, Francis H. Date: March 13, 1863. Medium: Graphite on wove paper ; Original Size: 13 x 19.25 in. Transcribed Text:
Recto: "One thousand contrabands under the direction of Capt. Hodge of Gen. Augur's staff including 150 women constructing an immense levee on the plantation of G.A. Hall below Baton Rouge, the scene of the great crevasses in the spring of 1857 & 1861. Baton Rouge, with the Navy preparing for the attack on Port Hudson, in the background // Union Flotilla // State House // State deaf and dumb Asylum // shell."
Verso: No text.
Condition: Two pieces glued together; vertical folds; ripping along right and bottom margin; uneven paper at lower margin; glue stains at upper corners; damage along central fold. Location: Mississippi River, United States