Front Page Header: The Vicksburg Mine

This pen-and-ink and watercolor sketch from Robert Knox Sneden’s diary shows Andrew Hickenlooper’s “design for the trenches approaching Vicksburg, Miss., for the placement of the explosives detonated on 25 June.”

A higher-res version of the image can be found here at the Library of Congress’s website. The LoC notes: “This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society.”

For more on the Vicksburg mine, read Meg Groeling’s post from February 6, 2019, “Blowed to Freedom!

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