This is the scarce original guidebook which Batchelder wrote and sold while he toured lecturing across the United States.
John Bachelder’s Repulse of Longstreet’s Assault at the Battle of Gettysburg is one of the most well-crafted, let alone famous, engravings to come out of the war period.
In 1870, noted artist James Walker was commissioned by Gettysburg expert John Bachelder to paint an account of Pickett’s Charge, titled The Repulse of Longstreet’s Assault at the Battle of Gettysburg. This massive work measured 7.5 by 20 feet.
The Descriptive Key to the painting is tough to come by as over the decades they often got separated from the print. The key has a brief outline of the battle, showing the relative positions of the contending forces and a complete index of the officers and troops mentioned, and much more.
Inventory Number: GET 301 / SOLD