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Civil War Harper's Weekly, June 4, 1864

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JUNE 4, 1864.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

357

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC—OUR WOUNDED ESCAPING FROM THE FIRES IN THE WILDERNESS. [SEE NEXT PAGE.]

GENERAL GRANT'S CAMPAIGN.

WE give on page 356 a striking sketch of the engagement of General WADSWORTH'S Division of the Army of the Potomac in the Wilderness near

Chancellorsville, showing where the lamented WADSWORTH fell at the head of his command. The sketch gives a good idea of the almost impenetrable nature of the Wilderness, and of the disadvantages under which our soldiers fought.

On this page we give an illustration presenting the place where SEDGWICK was killed. General SEDGWICK Was shot by a sharpshooter, of whom the General a moment before remarked to an officer, '"That fellow, at that distance, can't hit an eleplant."

General SEDGWICK at the time was standing at the foot of the tree on the right.

We also give a sketch showing Generals HANCOCK and WRIGHT fighting, on the 12th, for the rifle-pits of the enemy. This picture gives a gen- (Next Page)

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC—SCENE OF GENERAL SEDGWICK'S DEATH.
[FROM A SKETCH BY A. R. WAUD.]

Fires in the Wilderness
Sedgwick's Death

 

 

  

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