Battle of Roanoke Island Online Exhibit

Bayonet charge - Ninth New York Volunteers

Black-and-white illustration from Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, March 8, 1862 issue, showing decisive bayonet charge of the Ninth New York Volunteers.

Caption: The Burnside Expedition – The Battle of Roanoke Island, Saturday, February 8 – Decisive bayonet charge of the Ninth New York Volunteers, Hawkins’s Zouaves, on the three gun battery – From a sketch by our special artist, R. Schell, Esq., accompanying the expedition – (See page 251 [for related story])

Source: Illustration from Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, March 8, 1862, pages 248-249.

Another sketch of the charge of Hawkins's Zouaves appeared in the March 1, 1962 issue of Harper's Weekly.

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Last Updated: February 13, 2012