Uphill Work
Date: 1887
Medium: Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 10 1/4 × 14 3/8 in. (26 × 36.5 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Through the Wilderness," by Gen. Alexander S. Webb, in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, vol. IV. (New York: The Century Co., 1887)
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 1991
Object Number: 1991-7
About: Taber was known primarily as an illustrator of Civil War scenes, created from photographs and published in Century Magazine's series of articles written by surviving participants from both Union and Confederates sides. Published in the magazine from 1884 to 1977, the series was then anthologized in four volumes titled Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. The anthology was expanded with more materials, numbering almost 3,000 pages. This scene depicts struggles of the Union Army under General Alexander Webb, who won the Medal of Honor for his leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg.
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