Assault on Fort Sanders Fine Art Civil War Print
A museum quality reproduction print of The Assault on Fort Sanders or sometimes called the Battle at Fort Loudon which is in Knox County Tennessee. This battle was fought around the middle part of the Civil War on November 29, 1863. In an attempt to take Knoxville TN, the Confederates under General James Longstreet, decided that the place to attack and penetrate Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside's fortifications was at Fort Sanders. However due to faulty intelligence by the Confederate advance guard, the CSA failed to recognize that a 12 feet wide ditch being anywhere from 4 to 10 feet deep with vertical sides was dug in front of the Fort for Yankee's protection. Confederate Officers still led their soldiers into this ditch, but without scaling ladders few men made it out of the ditch and the ones that did make it up the other side into the fort were either killed or captured. This attack only lasted about twenty minutes. This battle was the decisive one for the Knoxville campaign, this defeat, in addition to the loss of Chattanooga four days previous put much of Eastern Tennessee back into Union Hands. The Union had 440 troops involved in this battle with only 13 casualties, while the CSA had 3,000 soldiers involved but had a staggering 813 either killed, wounded or captured, making this one of the most lopsided defeats of the Civil War. Kurz and Allison printed the original lithograph of The Assault of Fort Sanders in 1891.
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using professional quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a premium print made from the lithograph The Assault on Fort Sanders by Kurz and Allison in 1891.
Inventory #16 - Civil War Fine Art Print