At The Front

At the Front depicts a Union soldier in camp near the Rapidan. Painted by George Cochran Lambdin in 1866, it is possibly a portrait of the artist's younger brother, James Harrison Lambdin, who had enlisted in the Union Army in 1862.

During the American Civil War, the artist worked with the United States Sanitary Commission, distributing medicines and bandages to troops in the field. He painted genre scenes of camp life, and domestic scenes that often included soldiers.

Artist: George Cochran Lambdin
Date: 1866
Location: Rapidan, Virginia
Original medium: Oil on canvas
Image restored & enhanced by Rebel Seed Studio