It’s the final strokes of the “Civil War Art of the Era & Eyewitnesses” blog series. Thank you to the writers and readers who have explored this topic and visual primary sources with us!
The Civil War art created during the 19th Century and/or by veterans gives a powerful tool for examining the war experience as seen and remembered by those who lived in that era. There are many more excellent pieces of art and artists’ stories to explore, so perhaps this series will inspire you to look further, visit a gallery, or start searching for the details of a favorite or popular painting, sketch, or woodcut.
Here’s a quick reference list of all the blog posts in the series:
Fort Fisher Watercolors of John W. Grattan (Chatelain)
Veterans in the Fields (Bierle)
Eben E. Smith — Sequel of Amputation (Bierle)
Antietam by James Hope (Pawlak)
Robert Knox Sneden, Artist (Crenshaw)
Two 10th Maine Infantry officers drew wartime art (Swartz and Picerno)
“A Moment of Decision” (Bierle)
“The Graphic War” with Sal Cilella (Mackowski)
Drummer Boys (Bierle)