'Attack on Fort Wagner' illustration   Save
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
Description: Illustration by Thomas Nast depicting the charge of the 54th Massachusetts on Fort Wagner. Caption reads: "Entred (sic) according to Act of Congress A.D. 1867 by Johnson, Fry & Co., in the clerks office of the district court of the southern district of New York" ALTERNATE TEXT: Two sides clash in an army battle. The scene is at night, with most of the light coming from gun shots or fires. Multiple flags are held above the battle, including American and Confederate flags. African American soldiers are included in the Union army and they all charge uphill toward the Rebel soldiers. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: NAM_SC16
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; Civil War 1861-1865; Artists
Places: New York