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Drawing 1: The death of General Zollicoffer.
[Graphic] Drawing 1 with link to higher quality drawing.

(Harper's Weekly Magazine)

While the Civil War was the first war to be extensively photographed, newspapers of the time did not have the technology to print pictures. They relied on the drawings by artists that were often based on photographs to give their readers an opportunity to "see" the battle's action. There were no photos taken of the battlefield at Mill Springs, but there were artists' renderings to show some of the main events during the battle.

Questions for Drawing 1

1. Based on the information in Reading 2, does this portrayal appear to be accurate? Why or why not?

2. Does this view seem more likely to have appeared in a Union or a Confederate newspaper? Why?

* The images on the screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of Drawing 1, but be aware that the entire file will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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