Interesting Civil War Drawings

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Hi all, the thread about Civil War photography has been such fun, I thought it would be great to look at some drawings of the era .. As the sketches made by artists of the action, are as close as we will be able to see of history as it happened...
 

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Ranking as one of my favorite books is "The American Heritage Century Collection of Civil War Art" which is the complete collection of artworks from the "Battles and Leaders" series with drawings and sketches from all the leading artists and correspondents of the time. Superb book.
 

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Thanks for reference to the American Heritage book on Civil War Art. One of America's greatest Artist, Winslow Homer, got his start in the Civil War. He was "Special Artist" for Harper's Weekly. Harper's sent him to sketch Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, George B. McClellan's army on the Banks of the Potomac in Oct. 1861, and to cover the Peninsular Campaign in 1862.. His illustrations depicting battles and camp scenes appeared in Harpers throughout the war years.

He later translated his drawings into canvases such as the "Yankee Sharpshooter" and "Prisoners at the Front".
 
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Thanks for reference to the American Heritage book on Civil War Art. One of America's greatest Artist, Winslow Homer, got his start in the Civil War. He was "Special Artist" for Harper's Weekly. Harper's sent him to sketch Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, George B. McClellan's army on the Banks of the Potomac in Oct. 1861, and to cover the Peninsular Campaign in 1862.. His illustrations depicting battles and camp scenes appeared in Harpers throughout the war years.

He later translated his drawings into canvases such as the "Yankee Sharpshooter" and "Prisoners at the Front".
Yes, excellent! Winslow Homer is my favorite American painter.
 

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Ranking as one of my favorite books is "The American Heritage Century Collection of Civil War Art" which is the complete collection of artworks from the "Battles and Leaders" series with drawings and sketches from all the leading artists and correspondents of the time. Superb book.
Another book on the wish list :smile:
 

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