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Background imageSiege Collection: EVRV2A-00048

EVRV2A-00048
Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, 1780, American Revolution. Hand-colored halftone illustration of a 19th-century illustration by F.C. Yohn

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of the Alamo, 1836

Siege of the Alamo, 1836
Fall of the Alamo to Santa Annas Mexican forces in Texas, 1836. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of Magdeburg, Germany, Thirty Years War, 1631

Siege of Magdeburg, Germany, Thirty Years War, 1631
Fall of Magdeburg to Flemish General Tilly, resulting in massacre of citizens, Thirty Years War, 1631. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Ottoman Empire defeated in Vienna, 1683

Ottoman Empire defeated in Vienna, 1683
King John III Sobieski leads Polish forces repulsing the Ottoman Turks from Vienna, 1683. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Flag of Fort Sumter, 1861

Flag of Fort Sumter, 1861
Fort Sumters US flag after the bombardment, as raised in New York in 1861 by Major Anderson, Sumter commander. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Roman siege of a fortified city

Roman siege of a fortified city
Roman legions attacking a city to expand the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: American siege of Yorktown, Revolutionary War

American siege of Yorktown, Revolutionary War
Washington directing the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolution, 1781. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776

Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776
American defense of Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, Charleston SC, 1776. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century F.C. Yohn illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: EVCW2A-00093

EVCW2A-00093
Cobbs and Kershaws Confederate troops behind a stone wall defending Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1862. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Battering rams used in a medieval siege

Battering rams used in a medieval siege
Army besieging a medieval fortified town using battering rams. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege machine

Siege machine, used in ancient and medieval warfare. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Swedish settlement at Fort Christina, Delaware

Swedish settlement at Fort Christina, Delaware
Fort Christina under siege by the Dutch in 1655 (now Wilmington, Delaware). Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a contemporary illustration by Campanius

Background imageSiege Collection: Fort Sumter artillery during the siege, 1861

Fort Sumter artillery during the siege, 1861
Big guns of Fort Sumter returning fire from Fort Moultrie at the start of the Civil War, 1861. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862

Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862
Confederate artillery on Maryes Hill firing on Union troops attacking Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1862. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Guienne reclaimed for France, Hundred Years War

Guienne reclaimed for France, Hundred Years War
Recovery of Aquitaine, or Guienne, by the French, Hundred Years War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Greek fire used in ancient warfare

Greek fire used in ancient warfare
Machine for throwing Greek fire, used in ancient times. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of an earlier illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Battle of Jericho in ancient Palestine

Battle of Jericho in ancient Palestine
Joshua and the Israelites conquering Jericho, circa 1400 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Battering-ram

Battering-ram
Suspended battering-ram for siege warfare. Hand-colored woodcut from Groses Military Antiquities

Background imageSiege Collection: Destruction of Carthage by the Romans

Destruction of Carthage by the Romans
Carthage destroyed by the Roman army in the Third Punic War, 146 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Assyrian siege of a city using a battering-ram

Assyrian siege of a city using a battering-ram
Assyrians attacking a city using a battering ram. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a carving from Nimrud

Background imageSiege Collection: EVRV2D-00176

EVRV2D-00176
Close-up of a Revolutionary War cannon at Yorktown battlefield, Virginia. Digital photograph of a National Park Service living history event at Yorktown Battlefield on the 225th anniversary of

Background imageSiege Collection: GEUR2A-00059

GEUR2A-00059
Portuguese capture of Ceuta, a Moorish stronghold in Morocco, 1415. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of a medieval walled town

Siege of a medieval walled town
Moveable siege tower, archers, and cannon of medieval warfare. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: EVNT2A-00004

EVNT2A-00004
Artillery siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico, during the Mexican-American War, 1847. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: EVNT2A-00067

EVNT2A-00067
US naval bombardment of Vera Cruz during the US-Mexican War, 1847. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Battle of San Gabriel, California, 1849

Battle of San Gabriel, California, 1849
US marines, sailors, dragoons, and volunteers hold off Mexican attack, Battle of San Gabriel, US-Mexican War, 1849. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Ruins of Fredericksburg, US Civil War

Ruins of Fredericksburg, US Civil War
Fredericksburg, Virginia, after the siege and battle. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Confederate defense of Fredericksburg, US Civil War

Confederate defense of Fredericksburg, US Civil War
Mississippians opposing the Union Armys advance into Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1862. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: EVCW2A-00067

EVCW2A-00067
Union gunboats and steamships passing the Confederate stronghold Vicksburg, on the Mississippi River, night of April 16, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: EVCW2A-00095

EVCW2A-00095
Interior ruins of Fort Sumter after Confederate bombardment, 1861, beginning the Civil War. Hand-colored printed halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageSiege Collection: Fort Moultrie ready to fire on Fort Sumter, 1861

Fort Moultrie ready to fire on Fort Sumter, 1861
Secession flag over Fort Moultrie, artillery in place to attack Fort Sumter, 1861. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: EVCW2A-00043

EVCW2A-00043
Citizens of Charleston watching the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, starting the American Civil War, 1861. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: GCAN2A-00016

GCAN2A-00016
Louisbourg, Canada, besieged by New Englanders under the British flag, 1745. Hand-colored woodcut of a contemporary chart

Background imageSiege Collection: Scaling walls of a fort during the Hundred Years War

Scaling walls of a fort during the Hundred Years War
English soldiers scaling a fortress in Gascony, France, Hundred Years War. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Hundred Years War siege of a town in Burgundy

Hundred Years War siege of a town in Burgundy
Siege of town defended by the Burgundians under Charles VI, Hundred Years War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Hundred Years War siege of a French town

Hundred Years War siege of a French town
Siege of a town in France during the Hundred Years War. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a medieval illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of a French town in the 100 Years War

Siege of a French town in the 100 Years War
Charles VII of France besieges the town of Harfleur, held by the English, Hundred Years War. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a medieval illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Surrender of a French town during the Hundred Years War

Surrender of a French town during the Hundred Years War
Alancon captured by the Duke d Alancon during the Hundred Years War, 1400s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: PANC2A-00125

PANC2A-00125
Alexander the Greats siege of Gaza, 332 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Catapaults used in ancient times

Catapaults used in ancient times
Catapaults used in siege warfare, ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Ancient Egyptians besieging a fortress

Ancient Egyptians besieging a fortress
Assaulting a fortification with testudo formation and scaling ladder, ancient Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: PANC2A-00083

PANC2A-00083
Persians hurling cats at Pelusiums defenders during Cambyses IIs conquest of Egypt, 525 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Trojan Horse delivered by the Greeks

Trojan Horse delivered by the Greeks
Trojan Horse delivered to the city of Troy by the Greek army. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Hand-colored engraving

Hand-colored engraving
Siege of Charleston, South Carolina. by the British during the American Revolution. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: EVRV2A-00172

EVRV2A-00172
British signalling surrender after the siege of Yorktown, 1781, effectively ending action in the American Revolution. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Raid on cliff-dwellers in precolumbian America

Raid on cliff-dwellers in precolumbian America
Anasazi / Ancestral Puebloans under attack by other Native Americans in prehistoric times. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: EVRV2A-00106

EVRV2A-00106
Map of the Battle of Yorktown where the British Army was defeated by the American and French alliance in the Revolutionary War, 1781. Printed color lithograph

Background imageSiege Collection: EVCW2A-00146

EVCW2A-00146
General Burnside ordering Hooker to charge the heights at Fredericksburg, December, 1862. Printed color halftone of a 19th-century illustration



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