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The Fight at Santa Rosa Island. (Plate 7).

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Identifier: P0293-0746

Title: The Fight at Santa Rosa Island. (Plate 7).

Description: Print of a battle scene with several soldiers in a camp with tents in the background and men fighting in the foreground. One man is laying on the ground, one is being stabbed in the back by a man with a sword and pistol. To the far left is a man peering out of a tent. Handwritten on the back: "Fight at Santa Rosa Island." The print depicts a Confederate attack on the Zouave regiment of New York Alderman William Wilson. In the fall of 1861 Confederate raiders attacked Wilson's camp on Santa Rosa Island off the coast of Florida shortly before dawn. Wilson is seen on the far left peering out of his tent. The etching was one of ten pro-Confederate political cartoons drawn by Adalbert J. Volck in 1863 and published under the pseudonym V. Blada as "Sketches from the Civil War in North America." The initial edition of the cartoons was distributed to subscribers and was limited to 200 copies. Alternate title for this print is "The Battle of Santa Rosa Island, Fla., Oct. 9, 1861."


Place: United States

Dates: 1863

Type(s): Etching

Maker/Creator: Adalbert John Volck

Subjects: etching
V. Blada
black and white
Civil War, 1861-1865
Political cartoons
Sketches from the Civil War in North America
William Wilson
Battle of Santa Rosa
The Battle of Santa Rosa Island Fla. Oct. 9 1861


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