Battle of Seven Pines

Captain Wheeler’s Battery Struck by Lightning

Black-and-white illustration from Harper's Weekly (July 5, 1862) showing Captain Wheeler's battery, of the Army of the Potomac, being struck by lightning at the Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) during the American Civil War.

Caption: The Army of the Potomac-Captain Wheeler’s battery struck by lightning.-Sketched by Mr. Mead.—(See page 426 [for related story].)

Source: Illustration from Harper's Weekly, July 5, 1862, page 429.

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Last Updated: July 9, 2012