Siege and Barbette Guns, Rope Mantle and Oak Shutter, Fort Haskell, 1865. 1893
Courtesy of the owner
Vital StatisticsOil on canvas, mounted on board, 24 1/2 x 30 inches
Signed ll: "Wm. T. Trego"
This was one of seven works commissioned by publisher George Barrie as illustrations for his monumental work The Army and Navy of the United States, published in Philadelphia, 1889–95. It was reproduced in section 6 as a 7½-by-6-inch black-and-white photogravure. A study for the figure pulling on the cannon wheel can be seen in a photo taken in Trego’s studio in 1901.