At First Light
THE GWINNETT ARTILLERY at the BATTLE of FORT SANDERS
Giclee collector’s print. 125 print edition
Knoxville, Tennessee, November 29th, 1863. At 2:45am on the 29th of November, Major Austin Leyden, commander of the 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion, received orders that his batteries should open fire on Union-held Fort Sanders at the break of day, whether or not the parapets of the fort were actually visible in the early morning light. Captain Tyler Peeples’ battery, the Gwinnett Artillery, obliged by opened the barrage at 6:00am on that Sunday morning, signaling the beginning of the Confederate assault on the Yankee fortress.
This ill-planned and disastrous attack was soon bloodily repulsed, with 813 Confederate casualties, leading to General Longstreet’s lifting the siege of Knoxville, and his subsequent retreat further into northeast Tennessee.
Depicted: Co. D, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion, Captain Tyler M. Peeples, commanding
Image size is 13.75 x 19.75 inches, overall print size is 18 x 24 inches, edition of 125 prints. Print cost is $185 each plus $10 shipping and handling (and sales tax, if applicable).
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