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At The Front (Painting)

At The Front (Painting)

At The Front (Painting)
Art & Photography

At The Front (Painting)

Painted in 1866 by George Cochran Lambdin, At the Front depicts a Union soldier in camp near the Rapidan. 

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General Ulysses Simpson Grant (Painting)
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General Ulysses Simpson Grant (Painting)

Civil War Union General and 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, is depicted in uniform. 

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The Consecration, 1861 (Painting)
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The Consecration, 1861 (Painting)

George Cochran Lambdin's painting depicts a soldier leaving home for war, and symbolizes the hope of reconciliation - not just between the man and woman, but between a divided country. 

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Emblems of the Civil War (Painting)
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Emblems of the Civil War (Painting)

This memorial still life arranges the military mementos of Maj. Gen. Tibbits of the Union Army’s Second New York Cavalry. Items include a Confederate bullet on a string & a key to Libby Prison.

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Guerrilla Warfare - Picket Duty in Virginia (Painting)
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Guerrilla Warfare - Picket Duty in Virginia (Painting)

Picket duty constituted the most hazardous work of infantrymen in the field. Being the first to feel any major enemy movement, they were also the first liable to be killed, wounded, or captured. 

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The 2nd Minnesota Regiment at Missionary Ridge (Painting)
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The 2nd Minnesota Regiment at Missionary Ridge (Painting)

On November 25, 1863, still stinging from defeat in the Battle of Chickamauga two months earlier and under siege with dwindling supplies, Union forces charged Confederate-held Missionary Ridge.

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Grant and His Generals (Painting)
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Grant and His Generals (Painting)

This Civil War painting depicts the commander of the Union armies flanked by 26 of his generals. The artist traveled to Union army encampments to make life studies of the subjects.

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The Battle of Nashville (Painting)
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The Battle of Nashville (Painting)

The Second Brigade makes the final charge - across a muddy cornfield to the east of Shy Hill - that broke the Confederate lines on December 16, 1864, during The Battle of Nashville.

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The Peacemakers (Painting)
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The Peacemakers (Painting)

Depicts the historic March 27, 1865, strategy session by the Union high command during the final days of the Civil War.

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Fate of the Rebel Flag (Painting)
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Fate of the Rebel Flag (Painting)

William Bauly's 1861 patriotic painting depicts a Civil War ship burning in a calm sea, with the flames of the fire forming the red, white, and blue flag of the Confederacy.

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Evening Gun, Fort Sumter (Painting)
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Evening Gun, Fort Sumter (Painting)

The painting depicts Fort Sumter after it had been pummeled by artillery during the first engagement of the Civil War.

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A Bit of War History: The Contraband (Painting)
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A Bit of War History: The Contraband (Painting)

During the Civil War, a self-emancipated man appears in a U.S. Army Provost Marshall General office, eager to enlist.

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A Bit of War History: The Recruit (Painting)
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A Bit of War History: The Recruit (Painting)

One of a three-part narrative artwork, The Recruit depicts a man dressed in his Union uniform, proudly ready for military service during the Civil War.

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A Bit of War History: The Veteran (Painting)
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A Bit of War History: The Veteran (Painting)

A Civil War soldier (who is also seen in the paintings The Contraband and The Recruit), is now represented as a wounded veteran.

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Our Banner in the Sky (Painting)
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Our Banner in the Sky (Painting)

Painted in 1861 by Frederic Edwin Church, Our Banner in the Sky was an artistic response to the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, which sparked the Civil War.

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Our Flag (Painting)
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Our Flag (Painting)

The 31-star flag of the Union flutters amidst the smoke of battle during the Civil War

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Home Sweet Home (Painting)
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Home Sweet Home (Painting)

Two Civil War Union soldiers listen as the regimental band plays "Home, Sweet Home".

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Rainy Day in Camp (Painting)
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Rainy Day in Camp (Painting)

Winslow Homer's Civil War painting depicts the miserable conditions in Yorktown for a group of Union soldiers.

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Prisoners from the Front (Painting)
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Prisoners from the Front (Painting)

Represents an actual scene from the war in which Union BrigGen Francis Channing Barlow captured several Confederate soldiers & officers on June 21, 1864 in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

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In Front of Yorktown (Painting)
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In Front of Yorktown (Painting)

Winslow Homer's Civil War painting depicts five soldiers on picket duty at night.

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The Veteran in a New Field (Painting)
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The Veteran in a New Field (Painting)

A former Union Soldier harvests wheat in a field with a scythe. Some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War were fought in wheat fields, and fields of grain became associated with fallen soldiers.

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Holding the Line at All Hazards (Painting)
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Holding the Line at All Hazards (Painting)

Holding the Line at All Hazards, painted by William Gilbert Gaul in 1882, depicts the courage of the Southern soldier during a brutal battle in the American Civil War.

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Dipper Missing - Civil War Trompe L'oeil (Painting)
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Dipper Missing - Civil War Trompe L'oeil (Painting)

By the 1880s, nostalgia and patriotism for the Civil War was growing, and memorial still-lifes became popular artworks among war veterans and their families.

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Aurora Borealis (Painting)
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Aurora Borealis

During the Civil War, the auroras - usually visible only in the north - were widely interpreted as signs of God's displeasure with the Confederacy & the moral stakes attached to a Union victory. 

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Lincoln Memorial Statue (Photograph)
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Lincoln Memorial Statue (Photography)

The statue of President Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. is captured at night.

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