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Covering Retreat from Breed's Hill, (painting)

Artist:
Carter, D. M.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 143 (Sale info: For Sale).
"When the Americans left the redoubt, the dust arising from the dry loose dirt was so great that the outlet was hardly visible. Some ran over the top and hewed their way through the enemy's ranks. Prescott, among the last to leave, was surrounded by the British, who made passes at him with their bayonets, which he skillfully parried with his sword. . . . The combatants, for fifteen or twenty rods from the redoubt, were so mingled together that firing would have destroyed friend and foe. The conflict was now carried on hand to hand. Many stood and received wounds with swords and bayonets. Warren at this period was killed. General Putnam here rode to the rear of the retreating troops, with his sword drawn, and, still undaunted in his bearing, urged them to renew the fight in the unfinished words, 'In God's name, form and give them one shot more%' he exclaimed. The veteran Pomeroy, too, with his shattered musket in his hand, and his face to the foe, endeavored to rally the men." [P. 10; ellipses appear in catalogue.]
(Second Edition.) Catalogue of the Works of Art exhibited in the Alumni Building, Yale College, 1858. Entrance from High St., near Elm. The exhibition will close on Saturday, August 14. Season Tickets, for the remainder of the exhibition, 50 cents. Single Admissions, 25 cents. Catalogues, 10 cents. New Haven: Thomas J. Stafford, Printer. 1858.
Topic:
State of Being--Evil--War
History--United States--Revolution
Animal--Horse
Control number:
AECI 01060142
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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