Rebel earthworks commanding the passage at Germanna ford, abandoned on the approach of Meade's army
Union soldiers in the foreground inspect Confederate earthworks abandoned at the approach of General George G. Meade's troops who crossed the Rapidan River at the Germanna Ford in Orange County on November 26, 1863. This sketch was made by Harper's Weekly correspondent Alfred R. Waud who was accompanying the Army of the Potomac. The artist signed the drawing on the lower right, and inscribed a title describing the action on top. The drawing is divided into a grid and numbered as an aid for the engravers at the magazine. Engravings based on Waud's drawings of the Mine Run Campaign appeared in the January 2, 1964, edition of the weekly.