Battle of Fort Saunders


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Fort Saunders

You are viewing an original 1864 illustration of the Battle of Fort Saunders in the Civil War.  The picture is captioned, "The Rebel Assault on Fort Saunders - The Fight over the Ditch.- Sketched by Mr. Theodore R. Davis. See Page 23." The illustration shows fascinating details of hand-to-hand fighting in the Civil War.  One soldier is shown fighting with an ax. This picture effectively captures the brutality of Civil War Battles, and was created by an eye-witness to the events.




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