Awaiting Orders to Cross the Burnside Bridge, 1901
Vital StatisticsPen and Ink drawing on paper (presumed), Dimensions of original unknown
Signed lr: “Wm. T. Trego”
Location of original unknown. It is presumed lost.
CommentaryPublished in Charles A. Cuffel’s History of Durell’s Battery in the Civil War (Philadelphia: Craig Finley and Co., 1903), opposite p. 81. This commission came to Trego as a product of his fame after painting The Rescue of the Colors in 1899. Charles Cuffel, the battery historian, lived in Doylestown. He wrote in the preface to the book: “The committee was fortunate in securing the excellent illustrations drawn Mr. William T. Trego, the well known painter of military subjects.”
While Trego's original drawing for this work cannot be located, his preparatory pencil sketches of the various figures survive in a private collection.