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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Visual Evidence

Drawing 1: The Battle of Honey Springs.
[Drawing 1] with link to higher quality drawing.
(Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper)

Caption: The war in Kansas, the Battle of Honey Springs, July 17--Defeat of the rebels under General Cooper by the U.S. Troops under Major-General James G. Blunt. From a sketch by James R. O'Neill.

Questions for Drawing 1

1. Examine the sketch, which appeared in the newspaper on August 29, 1863. It portrays Union cavalry attacking Confederate artillery and infantry positions. What different weapons appear to be used by the two armies?

2. Which side appears to be winning? On what do you base your opinion?

3. Compare this version of the battle with General Blunt's. How accurate does the picture seem to be?

* The drawing on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Drawing 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 40 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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