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Cleburne by David Wright

Discussion in 'Artwork of the American Civil War' started by AUG, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. AUG

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    Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne sits on Winstead Hill, about two miles south of Franklin, TN, just before the attack. Franklin and the Army of the Ohio entrenched around it are in the background. The Columbia Pike can also be seen running north to the town. The men of the 33rd Alabama Infantry of Brig. Gen. Mark P. Lowrey's Brigade stand just behind Cleburne. Probably around this moment was when Cleburne uttered his famous words to Brig. Gen. Daniel C. Govan, "Well, Govan, if we are to die, let us die like men."

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  3. 7th Mississippi Infantry

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    Thanks AUG351, I was not familiar with this artist.
     
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    Great picture, thanks for sharing it.
     
  5. Tin cup

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    Probably the best painting of Pat Cleburne out there.

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    Wow! What a beautiful painting. Great attention to details; the colors really stand out.
    Thanks for posting.
     
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    Very nice painting.
     
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    David is a fantastic artist, a great man and a good friend. His art, both of the Civil War and the opening of the frontier, are first rate.
     
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    He captures the spirit of Cleburne.
     
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    He does excellent work. Thanks.
     
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    Great picture. Thanks
     
  12. donna

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    I am doing a program on Irish Confederate Soldiers in the Civil War. One I will be discussing is Patrick Cleburne. I will use this picture of him with others I have put together. This is a really nice one of him. This is program for my chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy.
     
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    David Wright has done some other ACW artwork, mostly Confederate generals.

    The Solitude of Command
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    Forrest at Shiloh
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    Jackson - Valley Campaign
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    A General's Farewell
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    Forrest says farewell to Cleburne after the meeting at the home of William Harrison before the attack on Franklin.
     
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    You may have already seen these but these two of Cleburne at Franklin and Chickamauga by Troiani could also be used. The one of Cleburne in the attack at Franklin goes almost perfectly with Wright's two of Cleburne, although there are a few differences, such as the color of the sheath on Cleburne's sword and the color of his pants.
     

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    The thing that gets me with this painting isn't so much Cleburne (although I think its a wonderful representation of him) but the men in the background - these are the remnants of the Army of Tennessee whose ranks have been decimated from countless skirmishes and battles but still form ranks when ordered and advance into nearly certain death despite the fact that the cause they have fought for is lost and has been lost for some time. Just incredible to me. We'll never see their like again.
     
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    Thanks for reference to other paintings. I am using one of his monument too.

    Some others I will be discussing in my program are Captain Thomas Quirk, Chief of Scouts, John Hunt Morgan's Cavalry, who was born in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland; five other Irish born Confederate generals (William Montague Browne, Walter Paye Lane, Joseph Finegan, James Hagan, and Patrick Theodore Moore.); and Rev. John B. Bannon, chaplain, soldier and diplomat, who was born in Roosky, Ireland. They are all very interesting.

    I am trying to find appropriate pictures of all of them.
     
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    I have this print of the painting and it is gorgeous! The colors are very vibrant and the location is spot on. I just had to have a print of this painting which shows Cleburne and my unit the 33rd Alabama.
     
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    Wonderful pictures. Thanks.
     

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