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    3 Nice DC pencil sketches.

    These local DC sketches look good as the Union looks towards Arlington. They were done by a Vt musician and sent home. BUT I can't place the 3rd scene, the more woodsy scene which I guess was a camp.
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    These arent photos per se, yet they arent sketches

    A few more gifts to share. These period soldiers must come from smaller photos and are somehow enlarged and filled in with pencil? Both are in their original frames. Large too!
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    The 44th Indiana Infantry at the Battle of Shiloh

    Period sketch of the 44th Indiana Infantry in action at Shiloh by artist Henry Lovie, who was working for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and was present at the battle. (Source) Description: "The woods on fire. The 44th Regt. Ind. Voltr. Col. H.B. Reed commdg. Left Wing near the Peach...
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    St. Patrick's Day in the Army of the Potomac March 17, 1863: Series of Sketches by Edwin Forbes

    On March 17, 1863, Edwin Forbes created a series of six sketches illustrating St. Patrick's Day festivities in the Army of the Potomac. Final versions of five sketches in the series were published as a collage in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper on April, 25, 1863 under the title "The Irish...
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    The Civil War Sketches of Adolph Metzner - 32nd Indiana

    Sharing from the Battlefield Trust's Facebook, some of them of are graphic. I've seen a few other illustrations of Metzner's on here, some of which aren't in this link. He's got a nice style, can be a bit cartoony but I like it. Enjoy -...
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    Sketches of Confederate prisoners

    Like the few photographs out of there of Confederate prisoners of war, these wartime sketches by illustrators like Edwin A. Forbes and Alfred R. Waud give us a look at the typical Confederate soldier in the field. Marching prisoners over the mountains to Frederick, M.D. By Alfred R. Waud, ca...
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    Civil War Battle Sketches

    At the time of the Civil War, camera shutters were too slow to record movement sharply. Celebrated photographers such as Mathew Brady and Timothy O’Sullivan, encumbered by large glass negatives and bulky horse-drawn processing wagons, could neither maneuver the rough terrain nor record images in...
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