Taking Artillery Around the Mine Crater in the Road to Varennes


Charcoal sketch on paper. A large cross is surrounded by several smaller crosses, some bearing wreaths or ribbons, in the foreground. A group of soldiers is resting among the crosses. Some men appear to be eating. A group of soldiers, on foot and on horseback, ascend a small hill in the background. At the end of this procession is a large piece of artillery. On the right of the sketch is a crater; some soldiers are walking up and out of the depression while others are at work inside the crater.

Date Made: 1918-09Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentMaker: Morgan, Wallace

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: France: Grand Est, Varennes-en-Argonne

Related Event: World War I


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Military, Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, World War I Art, Art, Religion, Combat Art, Art


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Credit Line: War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25783Catalog Number: 25783Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: drawing

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16 1/4 in x 24 7/8 in; 41.275 cm x 63.1825 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-844b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_448059

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